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



1204 Leaders. 860 Fellows. 384 Teams. 260 Local Reform Efforts. 37 Certificate Programs. 49 States & DC. 7 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, Canada, Cameroon, Puerto Rico, Red Lake Nation, St. Lucia, and Thailand.

"Why Are We Sentencing Juveniles to Die in Prison?..." by Karl Racine, Miriam Aroni Krinsky, and Shay Bilchik | USA Today
Sometimes the Supreme Court gets it wrong. In the case of Bobby Bostic, the mistake will likely cost him his life in prison. The court refused to hear the appeal…Read more
Casey Family Programs Elevates the Voices of Youth and Families in Response to the Family First Prevention Services Act
Last month, Casey Family Programs hosted a press conference to discuss the Family First Prevention Services Act, passed in February of this year. Supplementing the previous restriction of federal…Read more

School-Justice Partnerships and Diversion Pathways
September 24-28, 2018
Supporting LGBTQ Youth
October 22-26, 2018
Reducing Racial & Ethnic Disparities
November 5-9, 2018