Applications Available for CJJR's 2013 Juvenile Justice Certificate Programs

The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University‘s Public Policy Institute is proud to announce its 2013 Certificate Programs. In addition to the weeklong certificate programs in multi-systems integration, CJJR now offers shorter certificate programs of intensive study in information sharing, youth in custody, and reducing racial and ethnic disparities in juvenile justice.
CJJR programs target public and private sector leaders working in the juvenile justice, child welfare, judiciary, behavioral health, education and other systems that serve youth in, or at-risk of becoming involved in, the juvenile justice system. 
Certificate programs at CJJR take a multi-systems and multi-disciplinary approach to policies, programs, and practices that improve outcomes for this population -- including a focus on "crossover youth"--i.e. youth known to both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.

Participants apply the knowledge they gain by completing a capstone project—a practical reform agenda they implement in their organization or community for positive change.
Applicants from the same jurisdiction should apply as teams to enhance cross systems change efforts after returning from the program. Individuals are also welcome in most programs.
Multi-System Integration Certificate Program
June 21-28, 2013 (applications due March 28, 2013)
October 23-30, 2013 (priority application deadline is March 28, 2013)
Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice Certificate Program
September 23-27, 2013 (applications due April 23, 2013) 
Youth in Custody Certificate Program
August 19-23, 2013 (applications due April 23, 2013)
Information Sharing Certificate Program Fall 2013 dates to be announced soon. 
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juvenile-justice-reform-disproprotionality_Shay-Bilchik-photoShay Bilchik is the founder and Director of the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute. The Center’s purpose is to focus the nation’s public agency leaders, across systems of care and levels of government, on the key components of a strong juvenile justice reform agenda.
Prior to joining the Institute, Mr. Bilchik was the President and CEO of the Child Welfare League of America for seven years. Before that, he headed up the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) in the U.S. Department of Justice, where he advocated for and supported a balanced and multi-systems approach to attacking juvenile crime and addressing child victimization.

Updated: February 20 2013