CCAS Awards MSC-TTA Grants to
​Six Jurisdictions
With support from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Center for Coordinated Assistance to States (CCAS) has awarded grants to six jurisdictions, providing them with the opportunity to participate in the fifth 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. The six sites selected are...


CJJR Presents Capstone of the Year Award to Fairfax County

On Friday, September 1, 2017, CJJR presented the 2016 Capstone of the Year Award to staff from several Fairfax County, Virginia youth-serving agencies for their efforts and progress in redesigning the juvenile intake process and improving the Alternative Accountability Program (AAP) in Fairfax.

This diversion initiative includes the Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, Fairfax County Police Department, Fairfax County Government, Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia Department of Criminal Justice, and Northern Virginia Mediation Services.



CJJR Partners with Missouri to Improve Outcomes for Crossover Youth

In August, CJJR partnered with the Missouri Office of the State Court Administrator and Department of Social Services to further enhance the state’s ability to impact the population of youth that crossover between child welfare and juvenile justice systems. The 2-year long partnership will result in the development of state policies and standards at various agencies to guide crossover youth practice throughout the state.  A series of regional listening sessions and a training program to support the implementation of the policy will also be developed. 

Since 2012, Missouri has worked with CJJR to focus on understanding and improving the lives of  crossover youth. That year, a team of state leaders participated in the Multi-System Integration Certificate Program...



CJJR Convenes Statewide CYPM Meeting in Nebraska

In August, CJJR and the Nebraska Court Improvement Project (CIP) convened representatives of the five counties in Nebraska implementing the Crossover Youth Practice Model for a daylong event. Over the course of the meeting in Lincoln, Shay Bilchik and Michael Umpierre facilitated panel discussions on key elements of the CYPM work, including identification, detention, intake, diversion, case planning, court approaches, and ongoing case coordination and management. 
Meeting participants—which included judges, County Attorneys, public defenders, leaders from the CIP, Probation, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), and the Nebraska Families Collaborative, and...