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The Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare: Multi-System Integration Certificate Program conducted by the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) at Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy is a weeklong program of intensive study designed for those who want to improve outcomes for crossover youth by improving multi-systems integration and collaboration. The Certificate Program focuses on policies, programs and practices related to crossover youth (children and youth who are known to multiple systems of care, particularly juvenile justice and child welfare).

The purpose of the Multi-System Integration Certificate Program is to bring together current and future leaders to increase their knowledge about multi-system reform efforts related to crossover youth, improve the operation of their organizations in serving this population, provide an opportunity for the development of collaborative leadership skills, and create a mutually supportive network of individuals across the country committed to systems reform.

As part of the program requirements, participants develop a Capstone Project. The Capstone Project is a set of actions each participant will design to initiate or continue multi-systems reform efforts during the twelve-month period following the completion of their Certificate Program session. After the Capstone Project is developed and approved by Georgetown University, participants receive an Executive Certificate from the university and are offered technical assistance from instructors to aid in the implementation of their project. Additionally, alumni of the Certificate Program become part of the CJJR Fellows Network. For information on past participant experiences, please visit the Testimonials page.

In the past, the Center offered separate Certificate Programs for individuals and teams, and separate programs for public and private sector leaders. These programs are now combined as one program to accommodate leaders from both sectors and foster better multi-systems work across public and private domains. . Participants are encouraged to form teams made up of a mix of public and private sector leaders to attend the program.

Please see the links to the right for more information about the Multi-System Integration Certificate Program, including how to apply for the upcoming program.

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