On August 12th, 2015 from 2PM to 3PM ET, the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy (CJJR) will host an overview webinar for its Juvenile Justice Diversion Certificate Program, which be held at Georgetown University from December 15-18 and will train leaders on how to reduce the use of formal processing and incarceration, improve public safety, avoid wasteful spending, limit the collateral consequences youth encounter from exposure to the juvenile justice system, reduce racial and ethnic disparities and improve outcomes for youth and families. This webinar is part of a five-part webinar series through the Center for Coordinated Assistance to States (CCAS), a partnership between CJJR, the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and the Council for Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) that provides training and technical assistance to communities involved in juvenile related reforms.
1). Highlight key objectives of diversion programs as well as the various referral decision points within the juvenile justice system that can be targeted for diversion.
2). Discuss the best practices for implementing and improving juvenile justice diversion programs at the pre-arrest, intake, and court stages of case processing. Topics discussed will include, but are not limited to, addressing racial and ethnic disproportionality, messaging, information sharing, and developing appropriate intake criteria.
3). Provide a general overview of the 2015 Juvenile Diversion Certificate Program, an intensive training held by the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform in partnership with the Juvenile Law Center and the National League of Cities that will take place at Georgetown University December 15 –18, 2015.