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.

"New Harris County Collective to Benefit Kids in CPS And Juvenile Justice Systems" By Elizabeth Trovall | Houston Public Media
On Monday, the newly-formed Harris County Youth Collective officially rolled out its plans to help kids who are in both the child protective and juvenile justice systems. Dieter Cantu…Read more
Training Institute Explores the Behavioral Health Needs of Crossover Youth
CJJR in partnership with leadership from Allegheny Co., PA; Lucas Co., OH; Prince George’s Co., MD and University of Maryland School of Social Work conducted a training session at…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