Are you passionate about youth justice? Apply to be CLIA’s Youth Development Trainer to coach formerly system-involved youth to become leaders and advocates for positive change.

CLIA develops young people to be leaders by connecting them to opportunities to amplify their voices, cultivate their skills, and actively participate in the process of positive community change.

Learn about CLIA's Just Kids Campaign

CLIA leads the Just Kids Campaign, a statewide advocacy campaign working to stop the automatic prosecution of youth as adults in Maryland.

Discover opportunities through CLIA's Law & Leadership Academy

CLIA’s Law & Leadership Academy introduces Baltimore City students to law and policy while teaching them to be critical thinkers, problem-solvers, active citizens and community leaders.

“When I joined CLIA I felt as though I was a lost child. Speaking in front of legislators brought out confidence in me that I never realized I had. CLIA showed me different aspects of life: A different way to walk! A different way to talk! A different way to dress! Even a different way to express my pain! With the support of CLIA I became a better me. I am honored to be a part of this organization.”

Natasha R.

Youth Leader, CLIA's Just Kids Campaign

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