Mission



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



923 Leaders. 712 Fellows. 312 teams. 222 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.

CJJR and CYPM Communities Appear Before Senate Committee
Macon Stewart, Senior Program Manager, CJJR
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee conducted a hearing on May 16th titled “Supporting Youth in the Foster Care and Juvenile Justice Systems.”  The hearing, held in recognition of National…Read more
Fedcap Honors CJJR Director with the "2016 Amalia Betanzos Distinguished Service Award"
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On May 18, 2016, Fedcap presented Shay Bilchik, Founder and Director of CJJR, with the 2016 Amalia Betanzos Distinguished Service Award for his groundbreaking work in juvenile justice reform…Read more

School-Justice Partnerships
September 26-30, 2016 (applications due June 17, 2016)
Reducing Racial & Ethnic Disparties
October 24-28, 2016 (applications due July 22, 2016)
Multi-System Integration
November 10-16, 2016 (applications due August 5, 2016)