CJJR Holds 3rd Annual School-Justice Partnerships Certificate Program
Last month, CJJR held its third annual School-Justice Partnerships Certificate Program in partnership with the American Institutes for Research. The following jurisdictions were represented at the program:
  • Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
  • Evanston, Illinois
  • Mount Vernon, New York
  • Pine County, Minnesota
  • Ulster County, New York
Highlights of the program included a keynote address from Steven Teske, Chief Judge of the Juvenile Court of Clayton County, Georgia and a youth panel from Anne Arundel County Schools. The 3.5 day intensive, cross-systems training set the stage for participants' development and implementation of local Capstone Project reform efforts aimed at meeting the educational needs of youth.

​To learn more about the School-Justice Partnerships Certificate Program, watch the trailer below.


New Research Article on Social Justice for Crossover Youth

A new article published in Social Work describes the historical and current context of crossover youth, with a particular focus on African American youth.

Titled, "Social Justice for Crossover Youth: The Intersection of the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems," this article provides the foundation for a discussion of what social workers can do to promote racial and social justice for crossover youth, including specific implications for practice and policy, as well as broader implications for human and civil rights.

Karen Kolivoski, a co-author of the article, currently assists jurisdictions in Maryland with expanded analysis of their crossover youth outcome data per their implementation of the Crossover Youth Practice Model. 



Improving Outcomes for LGBTQ Youth Webinars Series Now Available

CJJR, FosterClub, and Impact Justice hosted a two-part webinar series on how to improve outcomes for lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning, gender nonconforming, and transgender youth in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems.

Titled, "Improving Outcomes for LGBTQ Youth in the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems," the webinar series highlighted new research on how LGBTQ youth are overrepresented in the population that crosses from child welfare to juvenile justice, and discussed findings from an evaluation of FosterClub, a culturally responsive leadership program for youth in the child welfare system.

​The webinar series featured panelists who offered recommendations for policy and practice, including youth who shared important insights.