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



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.

"Janet Reno Endowment Will Strengthen Child Advocacy Field She Has Always Supported." Shay Bilchik, Youth Today
Shay Bilchik photo
If you are lucky, you come across someone in your career who provides an “unforgettable interruption” — someone who teaches you, someone who guides you, someone who inspires you.…Read more
"A Tribute to Janet Reno -- The People's Lawyer." Shay Bilchik, Huffington Post
Former Attorney General Janet Reno (left) and Shay Bilchik
CJJR Director Shay Bilchik recently wrote a piece on the Huffington Post honoring the career of former Attorney General Janet Reno. Read an excerpt below: --- If you are…Read more