Applications Open for New Reform Effort + Youth in Custody

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Center for Juvenile Justice Reform 
January 29, 2015

CJJR Issues Solicitations for Multi-System Training and Technical Assistance 

Application Deadline: March 16, 2015


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The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) in partnership with the Center for Coordinated Assistance to States (CCAS) has issued a Request for Applications (RFA) from jurisdictions seeking to engage in system improvement efforts.  

The RFA is designed to support jurisdictions that are interested in developing a sound infrastructure in support of a multi-system approach to serving at-risk, justice-involved youth and their families. CJJR will provide distance learning Training and Technical Assistance to a cohort of up to 6 jurisdictions to help them identify gaps in policy and practice, enhance information sharing capacities, explore how key decision points impact the trajectory of the youth currently being served, and support culture change through leadership development. The RFA is due March 16, 2015. Learn more about and download the RFA packet for Multi-System Collaboration.

Applications Open for Youth in Custody Certificate Program

Application Deadline: April 17, 2015

YIC2014The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) in partnership with the Center for Coordinated Assistance to States (CCAS) is now accepting applications for its annual Youth in Custody Certificate Program. This program provides an intensive learning experience for leaders seeking to improve outcomes for their serious, high-risk juvenile offenders in post-adjudication custody. Subsidies through CCAS 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 April 17, 2015. Learn more about the Youth in Custody Certificate Program including how to apply, tuition fees, and subsidies. 

Apply today!

Juvenile Reform Plan Earns Prestigious Fellowship

SacFellows750x345McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University named as "fellows," Chris Eldridge from the Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services, and Brad Marietti and Patti McGowan from the County's  Department of Probation for their plan to benefit special needs incarcerated youth. The effort is part of their Capstone Project, a key part of their participation in the Youth in Custody Certificate Program at the University’s Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR). 

“Working together, we can achieve impressive results,” said Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Mike Shores. “This project is poised to dramatically affect the lives of youths and reduce relapses into negative behavior and decrease time spent in custody.” Read more… 

Opportunity to Improve Diversion of Youth with Behavioral Health Disorders Announced

iStock_000001619743Large-edit.jpg&w=686&h=220&zc=1States seeking to develop or improve policies and practices that divert justice-involved youth with behavioral health disorders to appropriate community-based programs and services are encouraged to apply for the 2015-16 Integrated Policy Academy-Action Network Initiative.

Up to four states will be selected to participate in this effort based on their commitment to improving policies and practices for these youth. Throughout the duration of the initiative, selected states will receive technical assistance to guide the establishment of sustainable models and strategies for diverting youth with behavioral health disorders as early as possible. This initiative will focus specifically on school-based and probation-intake diversion strategies. Applications will be accepted through Friday, February 6, 2015Learn more


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“The quality of the Certificate Programs is well known within Nebraska, and the expertise that is brought in to present is highly coveted by all professionals working in juvenile justice. The group of presenters that were assembled was among the nation’s leaders and experts in the field of juvenile justice providing all participants an incredibly informative and engaging week." 
Nebraska State Probation Juvenile Division Team 


“The training was captivating and was more than we could have expected. The energy that this Georgetown Program has put together and is so willing to share is contagious and motivating. The work that we participated in and developed has allowed us to provide beneficial programming in the custody setting." 
 Sacramento County, California Team


READ CJJR's Crossover Youth Practice Model
by Macon Stewart, Lorrie Lutz, and Dr. Denise Herz, with contributions by Lyman Legters
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Center for Juvenile Justice Reform
Georgetown University
Box 571444
3300 Whitehaven St. NW, Suite 5000
Tel: (202) 687-4942
Fax: (202) 687-7656

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