Announcing CJJR'S 2016 Youth in Custody Certificate Program

January 21, 2016

The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy is pleased to announce that the application period for the 2016 Youth in Custody Certificate Program is now open through March 18, 2016. We invite you to join leaders and participant teams from around the country on the Georgetown campus for a week of intensive study from May 9-13, 2016.

The 2016 Youth in Custody Certificate Program is the premiere platform for comprehensive scholarship and exploration of current research and best practices to support youth in post-adjudication custody, and is conducted in part with support from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's Center for Coordinated Assistance to States. Through targeted modules and expert instructors, the program shines a light on the high-risk juvenile offender population, and helps leaders begin or accelerate systemic change to improve outcomes for youth in custody in their jurisdictions. 

Specifically, the program focuses on youth in post-adjudication custody and provides detailed instruction and discussion on “what works.” Program modules review and integrate best practices such as: family engagement, trauma informed treatment and strengths-based approaches. The program, however, does not stop at the culmination of the onsite instruction. Participants continue their commitment to reform through the development and implementation of a grassroots Capstone Project, and induction into the prestigious CJJR Fellows Network.

We encourage you to apply to the 2016 Youth in Custody Certificate Program and consider passing along information about this opportunity to your colleagues and partners. For more information, please visit their website where you will find detailed information about the program, including:

  • Application and guidelines
  • Curriculum and instructors
  • Tuition and available subsidies
  • Selection criteria

We encourage you to be an agent of change! Applications are due by March 18, 2016.

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