CJJR in partnership with leadership from Allegheny Co., PA; Lucas Co., OH; Prince George’s Co., MD and University of Maryland School of Social Work conducted a training session at the University of Maryland, Baltimore Training Institute held in Washington DC on July 25-28, 2018. The session was entitled Addressing the Behavioral Health and Other Needs of Dually-Involved Youth through Multi-System Collaborations: Lessons from the Crossover Youth Practice Model. The 3.5 hour session identified the characteristics and correlates associated with youth that cross over between child welfare and juvenile justice, highlighted the Crossover Youth Practice Model as a system change process for communities to engage in, and explored the implementation of the model and outcomes being achieved in Allegheny Co., PA, Lucas Co., OH, and Prince George’s Co., Maryland. The session included a balance of presentation and audience engagement in identifying areas of impact in their respective communities.
Institute faculty pictured above include: Judge Denise Cubbon, Administrative Judge, Juvenile Division, Lucas Co., Ohio Court of Common Pleas; Walter Jackson, Assistant Director, Child, Adult, and Family Services, Prince George’s Co., Maryland Department of Social Services; Macon Stewart, CJJR Deputy Director for Multi-System Operations; Cynthia Stolz, Court Administrator, Fifth Judicial District of Pennsylvania, Children’s Court Family Law Center; Denise Suluzbach, Deputy Director, The TA Network, The Institute for Innovation & Implementation University of Maryland School of Social Work; and Kwabena Tuffour, Metro Assistant Regional Director, Maryland Department of Juvenile Services. The Training Institute is a bi-annual conference that was attended by 1700 individuals representing systems of care communities from across the United States.