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Youth council

Frank Crowley Courts Building - 133 N. Riverfront Boulevard, LB 19, Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 653-3600 • Fax: (214) 653-5774


The DALLAS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S YOUTH COUNCIL is a committed group of young people focused on improving justice issues throughout their community. The mission of the DA YOUTH COUNCIL is to work with the District Attorney and her staff to identify and address issues plaguing youth and young adults in North Texas and beyond.

DA YOUTH COUNCIL MEMBERS must:

  • reside, attend school or work in Dallas County
  • be ages 12-18 or grades 6-12
  • have an interest in criminal justice, law, public safety, and/or community service
  • provide a letter of recommendation/return a completed nomination form
  • submit a completed application
  • be invited to join and accept said invitation

THE GOAL OF THE DA YOUTH COUNCIL is to:

  • Educate law enforcement, specifically the District Attorney and her staff, about issues affecting the youth within her jurisdiction.
  • Collaborate with law enforcement, specifically the District Attorney and her staff, about ways to address issues affecting the youth within her jurisdiction.
  • Take action and implement programs/initiatives to improve safety, and quality of life of youth within Dallas County.
  • Improve relationships between youth and law enforcement.

AS A MEMBER OF THE DA YOUTH COUNCIL, students will, among other things,:

  • gain experience working with individuals from all backgrounds;
  • improve public speaking, critical thinking, and advocacy skills;
  • strengthen critical partnerships between government agencies;
  • learn about government policies and procedures, specifically as it relates to criminal justice; and
  • build relationships with law enforcement officers, including the District Attorney and her staff of over 450 attorneys, investigators and paralegals.


YOUTH COUNCIL APPLICATION:
Click here to apply for the Youth Council

For questions, please e-mail Brittany Dunn at Brittany.Dunn@dallascounty.org