The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR), as part of 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 assist 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.
Download the Application Packet for Multi-System Collaboration Training and Technical Assistance.
Read FAQs about the program.
Learn more about CJJR’s programs as part of CCAS.
Accepting Applications for Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice Certificate Program
Applications Due: May 15, 2015
The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) in partnership with the Center for Children's Law and Policy is now accepting applications for its annual Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice Certificate Program. The 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 and to undertake changes in their correctional facilities and secure residential programs. Applications are due May 15, 2015.
Also as part of CCAS, CJJR will host a webinar on April 2, 2015 to provide an overview of the certificate program and to answer questions about program-specific information, application guidelines, tuition, and available subsidies. Registration for the webinar will be announced soon.
Learn more about the Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice Certificate Program.
Learn more about CJJR's programs as part of CCAS.
"Unlocking the digital classroom for kids in lock up"
by Adriene Hill
Marketplace Public Radio
The San Diego Kearny Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility screams "adult prison." Except, the place is full of kids. They exercise in a courtyard surrounded by high fences, barbed wire, and probation officers who double as security guards. In the hallways, nearly every door has a heavy lock on it, including the classrooms. But, behind these locked doors, the sense of powerlessness that pervades this secure facility — housing everyone from petty criminals to murderers — eases a little. Peter Leone, a professor at the University of Maryland College of Education and an instructor at the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform is interviewed about the quality of education on the inside of juvenile justice facilities nationwide. Listen.