The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform supports and educates leaders across systems of care to advance a balanced, multi-system approach to improving outcomes for, and promoting the positive development of, youth at risk of juvenile justice involvement...Read More

Our Work

The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform currently works with jurisdictions nationwide to help them better translate knowledge on “what works” into everyday practice and policy. The Center provides on and off-site training, networking opportunities, webinars and more to help state and local agencies develop and implement system improvement efforts…Read More

Meet the Staff

948 Leaders. 727 Fellows. 313 Teams. 224 Certificate Program Reform Efforts. 45 States & DC. 6 Countries.

The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform supports the development of leaders in juvenile justice and related systems of care through our Certificate Programs. We help them achieve better outcomes for the young people in their care by assisting in the implementation or improvement of a diverse range of juvenile justice reform initiatives that address racial disparities and disproportionality, multi-system collaboration, social service improvement, statutory and court reform, and many other issues. The leaders we train come from across the United States and all over the world, including American Samoa, Australia, Bolivia, Cameroon, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, and Thailand.

"How Juvenile Justice Officials, Partners Should Honor National Youth Justice Awareness Month." Shay Bilchik & Michael Umpierre, JJIE
President Obama recently proclaimed October 2016 as National Youth Justice Awareness Month. The proclamation itself offers a thoughtful overview of the state of juvenile justice in the United States and…Read more
Shay Bilchik and Michael Umpierre Present at Children’s Summit in Nebraska
In September, CJJR Director Shay Bilchik and Senior Research Fellow Michael Umpierre presented at the 2016 Children’s Summit in Kearney, Nebraska. Hosted by the Nebraska Court Improvement Project, the…Read more