Data & Policy Fellow

As part of a partnership with the State of Michigan, the University of Michigan Youth Policy Lab seeks a highly qualified candidate to join our team as a Michigan Data & Policy Fellow focused on improving outcomes for youth and families engaged with the juvenile justice system. This Fellowship opportunity will begin in Fall 2022 with the successful candidate placed in the State Court Administrator’s Office (SCAO). The Fellow will work with SCAO and other state and local entities with responsibility for aspects of Michigan’s juvenile justice system to improve the use of data in policy making and program implementation. In particular, the Fellow will help to implement and evaluate specific recommendations from Michigan’s Juvenile Justice Reform Taskforce, which were released in July 2022.

Fellows will gain exposure to Michigan policymakers and program administrators in the juvenile justice system, as well as direct mentorship and support from U-M faculty and top staff within SCAO. They will also participate in professional conferences, national trainings, and networking events, as available and applicable. This position is a two-year fellowship. The Michigan Data & Policy Fellow will jointly report to a Youth Policy Lab Project Manager and Laura Hutzel, Statistical Research Director at SCAO. The Fellow will also work closely with YPL faculty co-directors and the YPL Executive Director to coordinate work in Lansing with other Lab priorities and projects.

For more information and how to apply, visit here.