Apply Now for the 2015 Multi-System Integration Certificate Program

Shay Bilchik poses with juvenile justice and child welfare leaders attending the Multi-System Integration Certificate Program held at Georgetown University from November 2-9, 2014.

Now through August 21, 2015, The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) at Georgetown University‘s McCourt School of Public Policy is accepting applications for its 2015 Multi-System Integration Certificate Program.

The program is designed to support local jurisdictions’ efforts to improve outcomes for youth who have been involved in both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems (also known as “crossover youth”) by implementing integrated, multi-disciplinary solutions.

Specifically, the program will:

  • Bring together current and future leaders to increase their knowledge about multi-system reform efforts related to crossover youth and improve the operation of their organizations in serving this population.
  • Provide an opportunity for the development of collaborative leadership skills, and create a mutually supportive network of individuals across the country committed to systems reform.

During the program—which will take place October 29-November 4, 2015 at the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center—participants will receive instruction from national experts about the latest ideas, policies, and practices, as well as strategies for cutting costs and improving multi-system functioning through collaborative leadership and proactive communication. As an example, CJJR’s Crossover Youth Practice Model, which has been proven to help strengthen these kinds of efforts, will be highlighted.

Before completing the program, participants will be responsible for the development of a capstone project—a set of actions each participant will design and undertake at within their organization or community in order to advance collaborative efforts related to crossover youth.

For more information or to apply, click here. You may also direct any questions to

Updated: February 08 2018