Reminder: Accepting Applications for Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities Certificate Program
Application Deadline: May 15, 2015
The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) at Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy is still accepting applications for its annual Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice Certificate Program, which will take place August 3-7, 2015. This program seeks to help jurisdictions reduce overrepresentation of youth of color in the juvenile justice system through a data-driven and research-based approach.
Subsidies through the Center for Coordinated Assistance to States (CCAS) are available for jurisdictions that show a heightened readiness to utilize the curriculum to undertake changes in their own jurisdictions. Applications are due May 15, 2015.
Learn more about the Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice Certificate Program including how to apply, tuition fees, and subsidies.
Learn more about CJJR's programs as part of CCAS.
CCAS Awards Five Jurisdictions with Training and Technical Assistance for Multi-System Collaboration
With support from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Center for Coordinated Assistance to States (CCAS) has awarded five jurisdictions with an opportunity to participate in the Multi-System Collaboration Training and Technical Assistance Program (MSC-TTA). Each selected jurisdiction has exhibited a significant level of readiness to work in a collaborative manner in their efforts to positively impact at-risk youth.
As part of CCAS, the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) at Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy will work with the cohort of five communities for six months on the development of policies and procedures to support multi-system collaboration. The five awarded communities are: Florida; Albany, Rensselaer, and Schenectady counties, New York;...Read more.
Reducing Isolation in Youth Facilities: Strategies and Lessons Learned from the Field
Webinar: May 15, 2015, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EDT
In recent years the juvenile justice field has increasingly recognized the dangers and costs of using isolation in juvenile correctional and detention facilities. Across the country, administrators and facility staff seek ways to limit the practice and implement additional strategies to manage resident behavior.
In response to this call for assistance, in April 2015 the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators released an important new resource, the “CJCA Toolkit: Reducing the Use of Isolation.” Based in research, best practices and lessons learned, the Toolkit sets forth a series of action steps juvenile facilities can take to address the issue.
This webinar will explore in detail the strategies listed in the Toolkit and offer participants an opportunity to hear from field leaders who have successfully led system reforms and limited the practice in youth facilities.
Register for this webinar.
"What an intensive, enriching weeklong experience. So much to learn, so much opportunity for improvement in the lives of youth in my community. I left feeling an awesome burden, but with so many ideas and resources to begin the journey and enlistment of others on this journey, including my  RED family." -Malrie Shelton (Project Director, Defending Childhood Initiative – Network for Overcoming Violence and Abuse, Memphis, Tennessee)
“The [2014 RED Certificate Program] lays the groundwork for innovation, authentic collaboration, and measurable results, and also provides the strategies and tools for system partners to reduce and eliminate disparities that are real barriers to an effective and just system.”
-Christina McMahan (Juvenile Services Division Director Multnomah County, Oregon)
IN THE MEDIA
"Stop sending so many juveniles to adult court" By Shay Bilchik, J.D.
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CJJR's Crossover Youth Practice Model: An Abbreviated Guide
by Macon Stewart, Lorrie Lutz, and Dr. Denise Herz, with contributions by Lyman Legters