The 2014 Juvenile Diversion Certificate Program is operated in partnership by the Georgetown Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR), the Juvenile Law Center (JLC), and the National League of Cities (NLC).
The Program presents an excellent opportunity for prosecutors, probation officers, law enforcement officials, and other juvenile justice leaders to obtain in-depth training, education, and guidance on juvenile diversion policies, practices and programs. By participating in this intensive and interactive program, attendees will be equipped to implement or improve juvenile diversion programming in their jurisdiction, and thereby reduce the use of formal processing and incarceration, avoid wasteful spending, reduce the collateral consequences youth encounter from exposure to the juvenile justice system, and improve outcomes for youth and families. After completing the program, participants will be responsible for the development of a capstone project — a set of actions each participant will design and undertake within their organization or community to initiate or continue collaborative efforts related to juvenile diversion. The application period is now open through May 30, 2014.