Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) Aims to Strengthen Juvenile Diversion Efforts in Communities

cjjrbigThe Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy invites teams to apply for the 2015 Juvenile Diversion Certificate Program through September 18, 2015.

Created in partnership with the National League of Cities and the Juvenile Law Center, the Juvenile Diversion Certificate Program will bring together law enforcement officers, probation staff, prosecutors, school officials, judges, policy-makers, and other local leaders committed to strengthening their diversion efforts. National experts will share cutting edge ideas, policies and practices to equip participants with the knowledge and tools needed to implement or improve juvenile diversion programming within their jurisdictions, whether at pre-arrest, intake or the court stages of case processing.

By learning strategies to reduce how deeply youth penetrate the juvenile justice system, cities can improve public safety, avoid wasteful spending, decrease racial and ethnic disparities, and limit the collateral consequences youth encounter through exposure to the system.

Upon completion of the Program, participants will receive an Executive Certificate from Georgetown University, membership into CJJR’s Fellows Network, and ongoing support from the program staff and instructors.

To learn more about the Diversion Certificate Program, we encourage you to visit CJJR’s website.

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