Frequently Asked Questions
When and how can I apply for a Certificate Program?
Each application period will open 4-5 months before a Certificate Program. Once the application period has opened, you can submit an application through our online application form.
Are the Certificate Programs offered online?
No. All attendees must be present in Washington, DC for the full program.
How many applicants will be accepted to each program?
Approximately 30-45 participants will be admitted into each program, depending on the applicant pool and program.
Can multiple people from the same jurisdiction/organization apply for a Certificate Program?
Yes, the formation of a team is highly encouraged. For each of our programs, we suggest that small groups of people from the same jurisdiction apply and form a team of up to 7 people. However, it must be made clear in the application why it is important for each person to attend. While all applications will be reviewed on an individual basis, the value of this team approach will be considered in our review.
Do programs run through the weekend or would we have the weekend off?
If the program dates overlap a weekend, sessions will be held on the weekend dates. While we regret this personal imposition, prior participants have indicated that it has made their attendance possible from a work perspective, as they are able to minimize the number of days they are away from the office.
Are Certificate Programs offered in other states?
Currently our Certificate Programs are offered only in Washington, DC.
Is there a minimum amount of experience required for applicants?
Certificate Programs are meant to benefit current and future leaders, so CJJR will choose only those applicants with the requisite professional role, experience and expertise. While there are no minimum education or experience requirements, preference will be given to those with the ability and position to move reform efforts forward upon completion of the Certificate Program. We do not accept applications from students.
Will CJJR handle my hotel and travel arrangements?
No. Tuition does not include travel, hotel, or incidental expenses. CJJR will provide information on hotel room blocks, but it is the responsibility of each individual participant to make their own hotel and travel arrangements.
What are the requirements for becoming a Fellow?
Once a participant or participant team has completed the Certificate Program and developed an approved Capstone Project, they are invited to join the Fellows Network.