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



1042 Leaders. 800 Fellows. 334 Teams. 240 Local Reform Efforts. 32 Certificate Programs. 48 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.

LEAD 2017 Ties Research to Policy and Practice to Improve the Lives of Youth
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CJJR and the McCourt School of Public Policy hosted hundreds of researchers, advocates, and policy experts from across the country for the 2017 LEAD Conference focusing on bridging the…Read more
Marian Wright Edelman Is Recipient of Inaugural Janet Reno Endowment Women’s Leadership Award
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The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) at the McCourt School of Public Policy conferred its first Janet Reno Endowment Women’s Leadership Award upon Marian Wright Edelman, founder and…Read more

Evidence-Based Decision-Making
August 7-11, 2017 (Application Period Open Through May 5)
School-Justice Partnerships
September 25-29, 2017 (Application Period Open Through June 23)
Supporting LGBTQ Youth
September 25-29, 2017 (Application Period TBA)