CJJR'S 2016 RED and Multi-System Integration Certificate Programs

June 6, 2016


The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) is excited to announce its remaining 2016 Certificate Programs, Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice and Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare: Multi-System Integration. Each will be held on Georgetown’s campus this fall. These are two of CJJR’s longest running programs, and each has yielded extremely positive response from the field and numerous successful reform efforts

The Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities Certificate Program, currently in its 4th year, is conducted in partnership with the Center for Children’s Law and Policy (CCLP) and will be held from October 24-28.  The program seeks to help jurisdictions reduce overrepresentation of youth of color in the juvenile justice system using a data driven and research based approach, and an examination of the key decision points in the juvenile justice system and the influence of disparate treatment in other child serving systems, including child welfare and education. 

The Multi-System Integration Certificate Program will be held from November 10-16. This week-long training provides participants with the tools and knowledge to improve outcomes for “crossover youth,” or youth who are known to both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. The program highlights CJJR’s Crossover Youth Practice Model and also includes a strategic focus on issues such as family engagement, behavioral health, education, and racial and ethnic disparities.

Each program culminates in a Capstone Project that applies and develops learning from the Certificate Program and allows participants to design and implement a reform effort to improve outcomes for at-risk youth in their jurisdictions. On approval of a Capstone Project, participants become part of the CJJR Fellows Network, which consists of over 700 Certificate Program alumni. 

Applications will be accepted through July 22, 2016 for the Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities Certificate Program and through August 5, 2016 for the Multi-System Integration Certificate Program. Please visit CJJR’s website for more information, or to apply to either program. Still have questions? Contact jjreform@georgetown.edu.

We encourage you to join the juvenile justice reform movement and become a CJJR Fellow in 2016!

 
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