Our Work

The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform currently works with jurisdictions nationwide to help them better translate knowledge on “what works” into everyday practice and policy. The Center provides on-and off-site training, networking opportunities, webinars and more to help state and local agencies develop and implement system improvement efforts.

Learn more about our current initiatives:

Our Current Programs


Center for Coordinated Assistance to States

CJJR partners with the American Institutes for Research and the Council for Juvenile Justice Administrators to focus on working more effectively with youth involved in multiple systems of care.


Crossover Youth Practice Model

In 2010, CJJR developed the Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM) to address the unique needs of youth that are at risk of or are fluctuating between the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. 


Juvenile Justice Leadership Network

CJJR hosts the JJLN, designed to provide public juvenile justice agency leaders a convenient and comfortable “place” to have open and honest dialogues on juvenile justice reform issues.


Juvenile Justice System Improvement Project

The Juvenile Justice System Improvement Project (JJSIP) is designed to help states improve outcomes for juvenile offenders by better translating knowledge on “what works” into everyday practice and policy.


Length of Stay Policy Academy

In recent years, there has been a growing recognition that youth involved in the juvenile justice system thrive best when they are in their own homes and communities, supported by…


National Reentry Resource Center

The Center for Juvenile Justice has been proud to be a part of the National Reentry Resource Center for many years, working to build resources and providing technical assistance around the topic of juvenile reentry.


Public Information Officers Learning Collaborative

CJJR has partnered with other key organizations to conduct an annual learning collaborative for juvenile justice and child welfare public information officers (PIOs) at Georgetown University.


Stop Solitary for Kids

The Stop Solitary for Kids campaign works to safely end the dangerous practice of solitary confinement for kids in juvenile and adult facilities.


Youth in Custody Practice Model

Since 2016, CJJR and CJJA have operated the Youth in Custody Practice Model Initiative—a research-based effort designed to improve services for youth in custody, from facility admission to community reentry.