Distinguished Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Leaders Recognized for Local System Improvement Efforts
In 2017, CJJR inducted 128 professionals from juvenile justice, child welfare, and other child-serving organizations into the Fellows Network. Each Fellow was recognized for successfully completing a CJJR Certificate Program — an intensive training opportunity for organization and system leaders working with youth known to, or at risk of entering, the juvenile justice system.
“We are pleased to welcome our newest group of distinguished leaders in juvenile justice and other related systems of care into the Fellows Network,” says Shay Bilchik, CJJR Founder and Director. “With training and technical assistance from our staff and instructors, our Fellows are better equipped to successfully implement reform initiatives that positively impact the youth and families they serve in their communities.”
As part of each Certificate Program, participants must develop and implement, either as a team or individually, a Capstone Project. The Capstone Project is a set of actions or reform efforts taken by a participant or team’s organization or community that initiates or continues system improvement efforts related to the Certificate Program attended. Once a Capstone Project is approved by CJJR, each participant is awarded an Executive Certificate from Georgetown University and becomes a part of CJJR’s Fellows Network, which currently has over 850 alumni.
CJJR’s newest 128 Fellows represent state and local child-serving agencies and organizations from 25 jurisdictions. They, along with the entire group of current Fellows, will be considered for the annual Capstone of the Year Award, which is given to an individual or a team that has made the most significant progress through their Capstone Project. Winners receive national recognition for their accomplishment through a release of a Georgetown University publication highlighting their work, as well as a personalized plaque and free travel and tuition to a Certificate Program of their choice.
Learn more about CJJR’s Fellows Network.