Professional Development in Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare

Applications Now Available for Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare: Multi-System Integration Certificate Programs

The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University‘s Public Policy Institute has announced its 2012 Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare: Multi-System Integration Certificate Programs. The Certificate Programs are week-long periods of intensive study designed for organization and system leaders working with youth known to the juvenile justice and child welfare systems—youth commonly referred to as “crossover youth.” The programs are targeted at public and private sector leaders working in the juvenile justice, child welfare, judiciary, behavioral health, education and other systems that serve crossover youth.

The programs utilize a multi-systems and multi-disciplinary approach in focusing on policies, programs and practices that improve outcomes for this population. Upon completion of the week-long program, participants apply the knowledge they gain via a Capstone Project—a reform agenda they implement in their organization/community to make a positive impact on the lives of crossover youth. In order to enhance the possibility of implementing cross-systems change after returning from the program, applicants from the same jurisdiction are encouraged to apply as “mini-teams.”

  • Certificate Program for Public Sector Leaders
    July 6-13, 2012 (applications due by March 22, 2012)
    October 10-17, 2012 (priority application deadline is March 22, 2012)
  • Certificate Program for Private Sector Leaders
    November 7-14, 2012 (applications due by July 17, 2012)

For more information and to apply, please visit and click on “Certificate Programs” or email CJJR at

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