Thank you for your interest in our 2023 Youth in Custody Certificate Program. The program will be held June 26 - 30, 2023 in Washington, D.C. If you haven't done so, please download and read our Request for Applications.

Each team member or individual is required to submit an application. In order to apply, you will need to create a Submittable account by providing your name and email address and creating a password. Once you’ve created an account, Submittable will send you an email with a confirmation link—please be sure to click on the link to validate your email address. If you do not receive an email with a confirmation link, please check your Spam folder and be sure to mark emails from Submittable as "not Spam." Please be sure to write down or memorize your Submittable account information, as you will be asked to complete additional forms via Submittable if your application is accepted.

If you are applying as an individual or if you have been designated to submit the essay responses on behalf of your team, you will be prompted to upload them. Each team is asked to submit just one set of essay responses.

Once you have submitted your application, you should receive an email confirmation within 24 hours. If you do not, please check your Spam folder and then contact us at

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.