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Emerging Leaders

​ The Emerging Leaders Subcommittee unites youth across the state in an effort to advise the Kentucky Juvenile Justice Advisory Board on issues concerning youth. The subcommittee strengthens the image of youth by encouraging and empowering youth in their educational endeavors and future goals; providing opportunities for the youth of Kentucky to develop leadership skills through service and advocacy.


The mission of the Emerging Leaders is to provide young people with an opportunity to voice their perspectives, ideas and concerns in order to make recommendations to the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board.

Age Requirements:

Members must be under the age of 28 at the time of appointment.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Subcommittee shall consist of no fewer than 10 and no more than 20 members, with at least two JJAB members, two high school students, and two members who have had contact with the juvenile justice system.

Members must exhibit a mature and responsible attitude at times while at the Emerging Leaders meetings and while representing the committee.

Members will be required to serve on at least one subcommittee, should have no more than two unexcused absences per year.​