The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform supports and educates leaders across systems of care to advance a balanced, multi-systems approach to improving outcomes for, and promoting the positive development of, youth at risk of juvenile justice involvement.

How We Fulfill Our Mission: The Center serves as a national resource in identifying and highlighting research on effective policies and... 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

787 Leaders. 561 Fellows. 187 Certificate Program Reform Efforts. 44 States. 4 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 all over the world, including Thailand, Australia, Bolivia, the United States and Puerto Rico.

CJJR Partners with Cal State LA to Develop Design Study on Dual System Youth
Federal grant to support study aimed at capturing national estimates of crossover and dually-involved youth Washington – Despite a growing body of research regarding youth who are known to…Read more
CJJR Publishes Issue Brief on Out-of-Home Placements and Crossover Youth
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The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) at Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy recently published an issue brief on the Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM) titled, “CYPM…Read more

Multi-System Integration Certificate Program
October 29-November 4, 2015 (application period closed)

Juvenile Diversion Certificate Program

December 15-18, 2015 (application period closed)