Announcing the 2016 School- Justice Partnerships Certificate Program

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Following the overwhelming success of the inaugural program, the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) at Georgetown University‘s McCourt School of Public Policy is pleased to announce its second annual School-Justice Partnerships Certificate Program! The application for the 2016 program is now open through June 17, 2016.  We invite you to join leaders and participant teams from around the country on the Georgetown campus for a week of intensive study from September 26-30, 2016.

The School-Justice Partnerships Certificate Program was created by CJJR and the American Institutes for Research (AIR), and is designed to provide school and district staff, court professionals, juvenile justice, law enforcement, child welfare and other child serving leaders with the knowledge and understanding necessary to address the educational and related needs of children known to, or at risk of entering, the juvenile justice system. 

The curriculum focuses on school-based and cross-system policies and practices to promote ongoing school engagement, ensure re-engagement for students who have been disconnected, prevent unnecessary entry into the juvenile justice system and help schools and other child serving agencies work together to create environments that foster better academic and social outcomes for youth. The importance of family and youth engagement, culture change and leadership are also central themes throughout the Certificate Program. Upon completion of the program participants will apply what they have learned to develop a Capstone Project to initiate or enrich collaborative efforts to improve educational outcomes for youth in their home jurisdiction, and will be inducted into the prestigious CJJR Fellows Network. 

We encourage you to consider applying to the 2016 School-Justice Partnerships Certificate Program and passing along information about this opportunity to your colleagues and partners. For more information, please visit CJJR's website, where you will find detailed information about the program, including curriculum and instructors, tuition and available subsidies for those with financial need, selection criteria and how to apply.

Applications are due by June 17, 2016.  Please direct questions to or call at (202) 687-4942. 


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