On Friday, September 1, 2017, CJJR presented the 2016 Capstone of the Year Award to staff from several Fairfax County, Virginia youth-serving agencies for their efforts and progress in redesigning the juvenile intake process and improving the Alternative Accountability Program (AAP) in Fairfax. This diversion initiative includes the Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, Fairfax County Police Department, Fairfax County Government, Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia Department of Criminal Justice, and Northern Virginia Mediation Services.
Representatives from these agencies, as well as the Board of County Supervisors, the Assistant Superintendent for Fairfax County Schools, school board members, and the Deputy County Executive for Health and Human Services came together at the Fairfax County Historic Courthouse to celebrate the successful partnership these agencies have established and the profound impact their diversion program is having on Fairfax County youth.
CJJR presents the Capstone of the Year Award annually to a Certificate Program participant or team that has made the most significant progress through their Capstone Project in promoting the well-being of youth through multi-system approaches in their community. Fairfax County developed its Capstone Project after attending CJJR’s Juvenile Diversion Certificate Program in 2014.
Learn more about how Fairfax County’s efforts are improving outcomes for justice-involved youth.