The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) is seeking applications for its second Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice Certificate Program, which will be held March 25–29, 2019, at the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center. Due to an overwhelming response to its 2018 offering, CJJR added a second cohort to its annual program. In partnership with the Center for Children’s Law and Policy, the training aims to help jurisdictions identify the most promising areas for reform at key juvenile justice system decision points, including arrest, referral, diversion, detention, disposition, and post-disposition. The training will also address disparities at those decision points and discuss specific strategies to reduce the over-representation of certain youth populations. As part of the certificate program, participants will develop and implement a capstone project that applies practices learned from the training to a local reform effort that is designed to improve outcomes for system-involved youth in their jurisdictions.
Learn more and apply. Applications are due by December 14.