Jasmine Amons is a Program Associate for the California Youth Justice Initiative at the National Center for Youth Law (NCYL). In this role, Jasmine supports statewide and local efforts to ensure that children and youth aged zero to twenty-five who are in conflict with the law are treated in a developmentally appropriate manner and diverted out of the justice system whenever possible. Jasmine previously supported multiple NCYL teams, including serving as the Assistant Project Director for the California Child Welfare Council’s Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) Action Team, and supporting a Los Angeles-based collective impact project aimed at reducing the number of unintended pregnancies among foster youth. Outside of NCYL, Jasmine hosts the monthly environmental networking event East Bay Green Drinks and is a member of Thousand Currents Young Professional Group’s Leadership Team. Additionally, Jasmine served as a 2017-2018 Trauma Justice Fellow of the Women’s Foundation of California’s Women’s Policy Institute – State Program, where she and a team of advocates successfully lobbied for the passage of California Assembly Bill 2413 in August 2018. She formerly worked as the Grants and Development Manager at Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment. Jasmine graduated with a B.A. in History and a minor in Italian Studies from the University of California, Berkeley in 2013.
National Center for Youth Law, Program Associate, Youth Justice Initiative