Dream Justice Cohort FAQs
Who is eligible to apply?

Dream.Org is an equal opportunity/affirmative action organization. It encourages applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, sex, gender identity, age, disability, religion, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or whether the criminal justice system has impacted you. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and strive for a criminal justice reform that is led by those impacted by it. We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to submit their applications with an emphasis on people who are justice impacted by the legal system. If you are newer to advocacy or have a few years under your belt, this is the cohort for you. 

Therefore, the eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • 18 years of age or older as of the application deadline. 

And (one of the following):

  • Justice Impacted (impacted by the Legal System) 
  • Indirectly Impacted (Family Member, Significant Other, Friend)
  • A supporter of Justice Reform
When is the application deadline?

Saturday, May 3rd at 11:59 PM PST

I have previously applied to the cohort, am I able to apply again?

Yes! Applicants are encouraged to reapply.

How will I be notified about the status of my application?

Notifications are sent primarily via the email you submitted in your application. Every applicant will receive a notice about their application. If you are not contacted within 2 weeks of your application, the email you submitted included an error. 

What is the timeframe of the cohort?

June 5 - September 8, 2024

Where will the cohort take place?

The model for the cohort is a hybrid between in-person and virtual meetings. There will be 3 in-person weekends (July, August & September) and virtual training will take place each month, either on a Wednesday or Thursday (June, July & August). The in-person locations of the cohort will be announced to those selected at orientation. Below are the dates:

 In-Person Training Dates

  • July 18-July 21
  • August 8-11
  • September 5-8

Virtual Training Dates

  • Wednesday, June 5 (3:00 pm PT/6:00pm ET)
  • Wednesday, June 12 (3:00 pm PT/6:00pm ET)
  • Wednesday June 26 (3:00 pm PT/6:00pm ET)
  • Wednesday, July 10 (3:00 pm PT/6:00pm ET)
  • Wednesday, July 31 (3:00 pm PT/6:00pm ET)
  • Wednesday, August 14 (3:00 pm PT/6:00pm ET)
  • Thursday, August 22 (3:00 pm PT/6:00pm ET)
  • Wednesday, August 28 (3:00 pm PT/6:00pm ET)
Will travel be financially covered?

While every member may incur some personal costs throughout the cohort, all airfare, hotel, and most meals costs will be covered by Dream.Org.

What are my responsibilities if I am chosen as a cohort member?

All cohort members must attend all training sessions (in-person and virtual). Every cohort member will be paired with a mentor who they will be required to meet with on a biweekly basis. There will be assignments starting in June up until graduation weekend that will also need to be completed. Plan to spend 10-15 hours a month on assignments (though this may be less or more for some individuals). Some assignments will require you to work with other members in the cohort on a team, though time will be provided within the weekends.

How can I contact you?

Brittany Lee, Empathy Network Manager
Email: Brittany.Lee@dream.org

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