New CJJR Issue Brief Highlights Reform Efforts Underway in Sacramento County
​​Sacramento County is an excellent example of a jurisdiction that, in the past ten years, has strived to develop a more collaborative and integrated continuum of care for youth involved in the juvenile justice and related systems of care.

This brief, authored by CJJR's Amber Farn and Michael Umpierre, highlights several of the exceptional multi-system reform efforts happening in the county, including: the creation of a memorandum of understanding, screening tool, and dedicated court docket to better serve Commercially Sexually Exploited Children; a diversion program that addresses justice-involved youth’s mental health needs; environmental and programming improvements for youth in secure custody; and the implementation of the Crossover Youth Practice Model, a multi-agency initiative created to improve outcomes for youth involved in both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. 

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Successful Inaugural Supporting LGBTQ Youth Certificate Program 

Last month, 54 participants attended the inaugural Supporting the Well-Being of System-Involved LGBTQ Youth Certificate Program.

The program kicked off with an introductory session led by partners Angela Irvine from Impact Justice and Shannan Wilber from the National Center for Lesbian Rights, a panel of LGBTQ youth advocates, and an opening dinner with a moving keynote address by GLSEN Executive Director Eliza Byard. In addition to Impact Justice and NCLR, the program featured instructors...

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CJJR, Houston Endowment Partner on Dual-Status Youth Initiative

​CJJR is pleased to announce its partnership with the Houston Endowment to work toward improved outcomes for dual-status youth in Harris County, Texas. The Dual-Status Youth Initiative will focus on improving the supports and services for youth who crossover between the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. The work will lead to the development and implementation of aligned and data-driven systems that lead to improved outcomes for this population of youth and their families. ​

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CJJR Hosts Historic Convening in Arizona to Discuss Crossover Youth Practice Model

In October, CJJR convened representatives from the 12 Arizona counties currently implementing the Crossover Youth Practice Model. Participating in the historic, day-long Phoenix event were leaders from the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) and the Department of Child Safety (DCS), as well as judges, attorneys, and various other partners from all over the state. 

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