Dijonée Talley, MS

Youth-Led Approach to Confronting Gun Violence in Pennsylvania

Dijonée Talley currently serves as a project manager for corrections and reentry at The Council of State Governments Justice Center.

Previously, she served as an Emerging Leader Fellowship with the Health Promotion Council to strengthen the role of youth voices in Pennsylvania’s gun violence prevention policy efforts.

Dijonée is also pursuing her PhD in Criminal Justice from Temple University. She brings experience working on violence prevention efforts as an applied researcher, community organizer, and educator. She has conducted evaluations and developed programming for YouthStat, a school-based intervention that seeks to reduce justice involvement, and developed policy skills while staffing the Connecticut legislature’s Juvenile Justice Policy and Oversight Committee. She also has a long track record of educating young people, including most recently overseeing Ourchive’s Youth Justice Advocacy program.

Dijonée holds a BA in social thought and political economy from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and an MS in criminal justice and forensic psychology from the University of New Haven.

Emerging Leader Fellow


Council of state Governments Justice Center

Current Position

Project Manager, Corrections & Reentry
City of New Haven


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