I am delighted to announce that CJJR, in partnership with the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA), launched a new initiative today: The Youth in Custody Practice Model (YICPM).
Building on the groundbreaking work being done through CJJR's Crossover Youth Practice Model, this new initiative is designed to assist state and county juvenile correctional agencies to implement a comprehensive and effective service delivery approach for youth in residential care.
Informed by research on “what works” in serving youth in custody, as well as professional standards and the field’s preeminent thinking on best practices, CJJR, CJCA and a team of experts will provide up to three participating agencies with 18 months of training and technical assistance (TTA) to implement the YICPM. This TTA will be designed to align core, research-based principles with everyday practice, and achieve positive outcomes for youth, families, staff and communities.
Please visit our website for detailed information about the YICPM initiative, including how to apply. Applications are due by February 8, 2016,
with a required Letter of Interest due by January 8, 2016
. Only three sites will be selected. Please direct questions to Darlene Conroy at firstname.lastname@example.org or (781) 843-2663
With my best wishes for a wonderful holiday season,
Shay Bilchik, J.D.
Director, Center for Juvenile Justice Reform
McCourt School of Public Policy