Join the CCRB's Youth Advisory Council (YAC)

What is the Youth Advisory Council?

The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is a working committee made up of young leaders who are committed to criminal justice issues and improving police-community relations. Members will advise CCRB staff about its efforts to engage young New Yorkers, serve as ambassadors to their communities about the agency, and join team-building activities.

In 2019, the YAC planned "Speak Up, Speak Out: A Youth Summit on Policing in New York City," the CCRB's first-ever full-day conference focused on the relationship between young New Yorkers and the NYPD. During the conference, young people from the city’s five boroughs shared their experiences with policing, identified problems in their communities, and recommended solutions to public safety and police oversight practitioners and academics.

What is expected of Youth Advisory Council Members?

Members will participate in monthly meetings to advise the CCRB on how to improve relations between the NYPD and young New Yorkers.

How do I join the Youth Advisory Council?

Young leaders ages 10-24 are welcome to apply. Preference will be given to those who have been referred by your borough president, a council member who participates in the CCRB Community Partners Initiative, school, community organization, or the CCRB.

The application for the Youth Advisory Council is now closed. For more information about applying for the next class of the YAC, please email CCRB Outreach.