In October, CJJR Deputy Director for Multi-System Operations Macon Stewart presented at the Maryland Judiciary’s 20th Annual Child Abuse, Neglect and Delinquency Options (C.A.N.D.O.) Conference. Macon and her fellow panel of presenters, including Judge Cynthia Callahan (Montgomery Co. MD), Magistrate Hileman-Adams (Prince George’s Co. MD), Walter Jackson (DSS, Prince George’s Co. MD), and Kwabena Tuffour (DJS, State of Maryland), presented on the impact the Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM) is having in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties, Maryland.
The presentation included an overview of the CYPM with specific attention to various independent evaluations showing the model’s effectiveness in impacting recidivism, permanency planning, and other key juvenile justice and child welfare outcomes.
Through support from the Departments of Human Resources and Juvenile Services, CJJR is currently supporting implementation in Carroll, Harford, and Howard counties with expansion to Allegany, Frederick and Washington counties planned for early 2019. Additionally, CJJR is part of the State of Maryland Crossover Youth Workgroup focused on implementing state-level policy to support this population of youth.