Certificate Programs: Save the Date + Apply Now!

Youth in Custody Application Period Now Open!

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Center for Juvenile Justice Reform 
Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy
January 15, 2016
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2016 CJJR Certificate Programs: Save the Date!  

CJJR is pleased to announce our 2016 Certificate Program dates: 
Youth in Custody
May 9-13, 2016
applications due: March 18, 2016
Reducing Racial & Ethnic Disparities
October 24-28, 2016
application period TBA
Juvenile Diversion
August 2-5, 2016
application period TBA
Multi-System Integration
November 10-16, 2016
application period TBA
School-Justice Partnerships
September 26-30, 2016
application period TBA 

All programs will be held at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. To support participation in these valuable training opportunities, limited tuition subsidies will be available through CJJR and the Center for Coordinated Assistance to States (CCAS). We are excited to add to our network of committed and driven leaders, so let us know if you're interested in being contacted when a 2016 Certificate Program application period opens.

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Apply to the 4th Annual Youth in Custody Certificate Program 

Application Deadline: March 18, 2016

Participants receive intensive training during the 2015 YIC program.CJJR is accepting applications to the Youth in Custody Certificate Program, now in its 4th year! This program shines a light on the serious, high-risk juvenile offender population, and helps leaders begin or accelerate systemic change to improve outcomes for youth in post-adjudication custody. 

Subsidies are available for jurisdictions that show a heightened readiness to utilize the curriculum and to undertake changes in their correctional facilities and secure residential programs. Applications are due March 18, 2016. 

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The Des Moines Register: "Blacks 4 times more likely to be removed from class." 

By: Jason Clayworth, Investigate Reporter
Photo: David Scrivner / Iowa City Press-CitizenThe Iowa City School District removes black students from class more than four times as often as whites, a statistic that’s especially embarrassing in a community that has recognized the disparity and is trying to address it. Almost 53 percent of all students removed from Iowa City’s public K­12 classes were black, the highest percentage among all Iowa school districts, according to Iowa Department of Education data for last school year. Blacks make up less than 20 percent of the district's enrollment.

Officials from some of Iowa’s biggest school districts acknowledge they have problems in meting out discipline fairly. And they're taking action. In recent years, Iowa City Schools groups have shifted focus to school discipline and sought assistance from the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University. As a result of that work, the district has redefined how certain disciplinary infractions should be handled, including limiting police involvement. This year, the Iowa City school board adopted a five­year plan and launched a diversion program called LADDERS. 
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"We sent a large team of professionals responsible for youth in state custody and found the YIC Certificate Program to be completely worthwhile.  Each session was rich in content as we benefitted by learning from national leaders in the fields that most impact the success of our work. We received practical ideas, developed stronger leadership capacity and formulated a plan with the help of the CJJR team that we are already putting into action. And it was fun!" 
Jill Mata | General Counsel, Texas Juvenile Justice Department



"Every now and then a program emerges that can be instantly acknowledged as essential for its field.  I have found this to be true for the Youth in Custody Certificate Program."

Sharon Smith | Juvenile Social Work Service Manager, Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center

Center for Juvenile Justice Reform
Georgetown University
Box 571444
3300 Whitehaven St. NW, Suite 5000
Washington, DC 20057
Tel: (202) 687-4942
Fax: (202) 687-7656
Email: jjreform@georgetown.edu

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