Sam Abbott joined the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform in April 2015 as part of the Center for Coordinated Assistance to States....Read more
Jill Adams joined the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) as Program Manager in March 2014. In her current role as Senior Research Fellow she ...Read more
Suzanne Dhere joined the staff of the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform in March 2014 as a...Read more
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.
This program is designed to provide school and district staff, court professionals, law enforcement, and other child-serving community leaders with the knowledge and understanding necessary to address the immediate and long term needs of students known to, or at risk of entering, the juvenile justice...Read more
This program is designed to help juvenile justice, child welfare, and other system partners target and improve outcomes for at-risk LGBTQ youth. The program will focus on the particular challenges faced by LGBTQ youth in child-serving systems as well as strengths and protective factors common to the population, and will highlight effective policy and practice reforms that...Read more
This program is designed to support local jurisdictions in their efforts to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in their juvenile justice systems. The program seeks to reduce over-representation of youth of color in the juvenile justice system, disparate treatment of youth of color as compared to white youth within the juvenile justice system, and unnecessary entry and movement deeper into...Read more