Announcing the 2014 Juvenile Diversion Certificate Program

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The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) at Georgetown University‘s McCourt School of Public Policy, the Juvenile Law Center (JLC), and the National League of Cities (NLC) are pleased to announce that the application window for the 2014 Juvenile Diversion Certificate Program is now open through May 30, 2014.  The program, supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, will run September 8-10, 2014 at Georgetown University. 

The Juvenile Diversion Certificate Program presents an excellent opportunity for prosecutors, probation officers, law enforcement officials, and other juvenile justice leaders to obtain in-depth training, education, and guidance on juvenile diversion policies, practices and programs. By participating in this intensive and interactive program, attendees will be equipped to implement or improve juvenile diversion programming in their jurisdiction, and thereby reduce the use of formal processing and incarceration, avoid wasteful spending, reduce the collateral consequences youth encounter from exposure to the juvenile justice system, and improve outcomes for youth and families. After completing the program, participants will be responsible for the development of a capstone project -- a set of actions each participant will design and undertake within their organization or community to initiate or continue collaborative efforts related to juvenile diversion. 

Please visit the CJJR web site where you will find detailed information about the program, including how to apply, tuition, and available subsidies for those with financial need. Again, applications are due by May 30, 2014.  Direct questions to or call Sarah S. Pearson, Program Manager at (202) 687-4907.


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