The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform supports and educates leaders across systems of care to advance a balanced, multi-systems 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

787 Leaders. 561 Fellows. 187 Certificate Program Reform Efforts. 44 States. 4 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 all over the world, including Thailand, Australia, Bolivia, the United States and Puerto Rico.

"New Initiative Will Help Raise the Bar for Serving Youth in Custody. " Michael Umpierre, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
Increasingly, juvenile justice advocates and system partners are calling for the closure of large, prison-like youth facilities. While these reforms are critically important given the research showing the dangers…Read more
Youth in Custody Practice Model Initiative - Apply today!
youth group session
CJJR, in partnership with the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA), launched a new initiative today: The Youth in Custody Practice Model (YICPM). Building on the groundbreaking work being done through…Read more

Youth in Custody
May 9-13, 2016 (application period TBA)
Juvenile Diversion
August 2-5, 2016 (application period TBA)
School-Justice Partnerships
September 26-30, 2016 (application period TBA)