CJJR’s Certificate Programs use a multi-system and multi-disciplinary approach to highlight policies, programs and practices that improve outcomes for youth at risk, including a focus on “crossover youth” — youth known to both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. They are periods of intensive study designed for organization and system leaders working with youth known to, or at risk of entering, the juvenile justice system. They bring current and future leaders together to increase their knowledge, cultivate their leadership skills, improve the operation of their organizations, and create a mutually supportive network of individuals nationwide committed to systems improvement and reform.
Each Certificate Program is designed to address a specific issue in juvenile justice, including youth in custody, school-justice partnerships, racial and ethnic disparities, supporting LGBTQ youth and evidence-based decision-making. Upon completion of a Certificate Program, each participant or participant team will apply the knowledge they gain via a Capstone Project — a reform agenda developed and implemented locally in an organization or community to positively impact the lives of youth.
Public and private sector leaders working in juvenile justice, child welfare, mental health, substance abuse, education and other related systems of care are encouraged to apply.
We are delighted to release our lineup of 2017 Certificate Programs! It is our goal to continuously develop new Certificate Programs in order to meet the needs of the field. At the same time, we also strive to maintain a commitment to our core issues and existing trainings. While all 2017 trainings are listed on our website, please see below for two of our other Certificate Programs that have been very successful and will be offered again in the future.