Dijonée Talley, MS

Youth-Led Approach to Confronting Gun Violence in Pennsylvania

Dijonée Talley currently serves as a Special Projects Director for the Department of Community Resilience at the City of New Haven, Connecticut.

Prior to this role, 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


Health Promotion Council

Current Position

Special Projects Director, Department of Community Resilience
City of New Haven



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