Youth in Custody Certificate Program Deadline Approaching!

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Center for Juvenile Justice Reform 
Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy
February 17, 2016
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CJJR Announces the 2015 Capstone of the Year Award Winner

Kathleen SandeWe are happy to announce that we have selected Kathleen Sande as the recipient of the 2015 Capstone of the Year Award! Kathleen participated in our 2008 MSI program as Washington State's Title I Part D Coordinator. Her Capstone Project is to improve and expand the state's Education Advocate (EA) Program, which is a case-management model that focuses on providing one-on-one supportive services in schools for youth at risk of entering or involved in the juvenile justice system.

Kathleen was able to sustain her project using the Federal U.S. Department of Education Title I Part D funding and has made significant progress in obtaining buy-ins and improving outcomes for youth involved in the justice system.

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CJJR Expands Crossover Youth Practice Model to Five New Jurisdictions Nationwide

CYPM 2016 Map - jpgThe Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy, along with key stakeholders, will launch the Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM) in five additional counties in three states this year.

Research shows that youth who have been abused or neglected are at higher risk of entering the juvenile justice system. These youth, also known as crossover youth, have historically faced poor life outcomes, experienced school failure, unemployment, diminished pro-social connections, homelessness, and involvement in the criminal justice system. The CYPM has been developed by CJJR to help better meet the needs of this population.

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“The San Luis Valley: A Community’s Commitment to Reform.”

By: Sam Abbott, Center for Juvenile Justice Reform

San Luis Valley coverWhen Magistrate Amanda Pearson became the first Crossover Judge in the San Luis Valley of Colorado – a rural desert community home to the famous Great Dunes National Park and a scenic stretch of the Rocky Mountains – she met with local leaders from the region’s child-serving agencies who were eager to work with Pearson to improve the lives of the San Luis Valley’s youth.
As the area's first Crossover Judge, Magistrate Pearson would specialize in hearing the cases of youth involved in both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, often referred to as crossover or dually involved youth. Leaders in the region, who had been advocating for the existence of this position before Magistrate Pearson's appointment, approached that first meeting prepared to explain their vision for the position and their philosophy for treating this particular population of youth in the San Luis Valley.

As it turned out, Magistrate Pearson needed little explanation...

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Deadline Approaching: Youth in Custody Certificate Program

Application Deadline: March 18, 2016

unnamed (4) 2 We are still accepting applications for our 4th annual Youth in Custody Certificate Program to be held May 9-13, 2016, at Georgetown University. 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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 Report: Strengthening Our Future: Key Elements to Developing a Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice Diversion Program for Youth with Behavioral Health Conditions National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice
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Webinar: Using Predictive Analytics in Los Angeles County to Prevent Child Welfare Involved Youth from Crossing Over to Juvenile Justice | NCCD, LA County DCFS and CJJR
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"Persons of Interest: L.A. County Advocates Eye Reformers for Top Probation Post" | Chronicle of Social Change
  February 5, 2016
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"This L.A. County program may have kept some at-risk youths out of legal trouble" | Los Angeles Times
anuary 25, 2016
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"New Initiative Will Help Raise the Bar for Serving Youth in Custody" | Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
January 15, 2016
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