We are now accepting applications for our 4th Annual Youth in Custody Certificate Program. We invite you to join leaders and participant teams from around the country on the Georgetown campus for a week of intensive study from May 9-13th, 2016.
The 2016 Youth in Custody Certificate Program is the premiere platform for comprehensive scholarship and exploration of current research and best practices to support youth in post-adjudication custody. Through targeted modules and expert instructors, the program shines a light on the high-risk juvenile offender population, and helps leaders begin or accelerate systemic change to improve outcomes for youth in post-adjudication custody in their jurisdictions. The program does not stop at the culmination of the onsite instruction. Participants continue their reform efforts through the development and implementation of a grassroots Capstone Project and inclusion into the prestigious CJJR Fellows Network.
“Without a doubt, this is the best training program that I have ever attended since moving into a career in Juvenile Justice. Through the various presentations and expert delivery, I can say that I am better prepared now than ever before to effect the necessary changes in the Juvenile Justice System in Saint Lucia. Professionalism and the willingness to share pertinent information were ever present in this room.”
– Leonard Terrance | Director, Ministry of Social Transformation Local Government and Community Empowerment (Class of 2015)
“We sent a large team of professionals responsible for youth in state custody and found the YIC Certificate Program to be completely worthwhile. Each session was rich in content as we benefitted by learning from national leaders in the fields that most impact the success of our work. We received practical ideas, developed stronger leadership capacity and formulated a plan with the help of the CJJR team that we are already putting into action. And it was fun!”
– Jill Mata | General Counsel, Texas Juvenile Justice Department (Class of 2015)
Limited tuition subsidies are available through CJJR, with additional subsidies available through the Center for Coordinated Assistance to States (CCAS) for jurisdictions that show a heightened readiness to utilize the curriculum and to undertake changes in their correctional facilities and secure residential programs.
Applications are due March 18, 2016.