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North Carolina Tribe Wins
​2017 Capstone of the Year Award
We are delighted to announce that the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) team from CJJR’s 2012 Multi-System Integration (MSI) Certificate Program has been awarded the 2017 Capstone of the Year Award.
Through their Capstone Project, the EBCI team built an integrated juvenile justice and child welfare system using the Results-Based Accountability (RBA) framework. The team also restructured their existing tribal programs, created the Public Health and Human Services (PHHS) within EBCI government, and placed all child- and family-serving systems under one administrative authority in order to deliver a coordinated and effective service model.

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Youth in Custody Certificate Program Deadline Extended to March 9

Due to last Friday’s winter storm and the resulting power outages, CJJR is extending the deadline to apply to the 2018 Youth in Custody Certificate Program to Friday, March 9.
If you missed the deadline but would still like to apply, please submit an application and contact our office at jjreform@georgetown.edu or at 202-687-4942. 


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Center for Children’s Law and Policy Seeks Four Police Agencies for New Initiative

The Center for Children’s Law and Policy (CCLP) recently began a nationwide search for four local law enforcement agencies to partner in the Law Enforcement Leadership for Equity Initiative, a new effort to enhance equity and address racial and ethnic disparities in arrest for youth of color. The project is funded by a three-year grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Michigan.

Efforts will help law enforcement agencies to improve fairness of juvenile arrest policies, combat implicit bias, and eliminate unnecessary arrests for youth of color, without jeopardizing public safety. 

Apply by March 21, 2018.


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CJJR Certificate Program Instructor, Hernan Carvente, Featured in John Jay College Article

Hernan Carvente, an instructor for CJJR's Youth in Custody Certificate Program and Multi-System Collaboration TTA Program and National Youth Partnership Strategist for the Youth First Initiative, was recently featured in an article by John Jay College of Criminal Justice, his alma mater.

​The piece shines a light on Carvente’s personal justice system experience and how that impacted his decision to dedicate his life to helping system-involved youth. Throughout all of his work, Carvente is an outspoken advocate for community alternatives to prison.