CCAS Awards MSC-TTA Grants to Seven Jurisdictions


CJJR was honored to co-sponsor the Coalition for Juvenile Justice DMC Conference on December 5 – 6, 2016. As part of the conference, CJJR Director Shay Bilchik led a plenary session as well as three workshops, cumulatively recognizing four individual jurisdictions for their progress in reducing racial and ethnic disparities through their Capstone Projects.

In the Plenary Session, Equity Across Systems: The Shared Challenges of Behavioral Health, Education, Child Welfare, Law Enforcement, and Juvenile Justice, Lincoln Police Department Chief of Police Jeff Bliemeister presented the Capstone Project developed by the Lancaster County, Nebraska team that attended CJJR’s 2014 Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities (RED) Certificate Program. In order to reduce the overrepresentation of youth of color at arrest, the team created a school-based diversion program called Project RESTORE.


CCAS Awards MSC-TTA Grants to Seven Jurisdictions

With support from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Center for Coordinated Assistance to States (CCAS) has awarded grants to seven jurisdictions, providing them with the opportunity to participate in the fourth cohort of the Multi-System Collaboration Training and Technical Assistance (MSC-TTA) program. Each selected jurisdiction has exhibited a distinct level of readiness to work in a collaborative manner in their efforts to positively impact at-risk youth in their community. 

As part of CCAS, CJJR will work with the program participants for six months to enhance multi-system collaboration in their jurisdictions.