Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A FAMILIAR FACE

Today we’re posting a brief interview with Annelly Chalas, who started working with the Center for Court Innovation five years ago as a high school student, when she joined the Youth Justice Board. We kept in touch with Annelly after she graduated and when an opportunity opened up in 2010 with the Juvenile Justice Corps (the Center’s Americorps Program), we reached out to her to see if she was interested. Annelly joined the Juvenile Justice Corps at the beginning of 2011, and spent a year working as a program assistant with the Greenpoint Youth Court. In January of this year, she joined the Attendance Achievement Program, which helps chronically absent middle school students improve their attendance and performance in school. We take great pride in the young people who come through our leadership programs and it’s exciting when we get the chance to bring them back as part of our team.  In the clip below, Annelly talks about her experiences at the Center for Court Innovation.

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In the next clip she talks more about her work and where she’s headed in the future.

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The interview was conducted by Colin Lentz, Program Associate for the Youth Justice Board. Enjoy!

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