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New Bulletin Highlights Promising Local School-Justice Partnerships
We are excited to release a new bulletin entitled, "Keeping Youth in School and Out of the Justice System: Promising Practices and Approaches," which focuses on research, strategies, and local reform efforts aimed at reducing school referrals to law enforcement and school-based arrests.
​Authored by CJJR’s Amber Farn, this bulletin highlights promising examples of school-justice partnerships developed by CJJR’s Certificate Program Fellows through their local Capstone Project reform efforts. These partnerships are designed to create safe and supportive learning environments, improve school responses to disruptive student behaviors, and minimize youth’s juvenile justice system involvement.
CJJR is still accepting applications through June 15th for the
2018 School-Justice Partnerships and Diversion Pathways Certificate Program, which will be held September 24-28, 2018 at Georgetown University. This year, we've partnered with the American Institutes for Research and the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice to offer a program featuring national experts and a wide array of new content, including: school-based diversion, implicit bias and cultural responsivity, trauma-informed classrooms, the role of SROs, and disrupting school-justice pathways for youth with behavioral health needs. Learn more about the program curriculum and how to apply.

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CJJR Holds Evidence-Based Decision-Making Certificate Program in Oregon
Last month in Salem, Oregon, CJJR and Vanderbilt University's Peabody Research Institute convened a group of cross-system leaders from Multnomah, Jackson, Marion, Clackamas and Washington counties, the 17 county Central and Eastern Oregon Juvenile Justice Consortium (CEOJJC), and the state level Oregon Youth Authority. Fifty-seven participants came together for a weeklong training on evidence-based decision-making (EBDM) in juvenile justice. Prior to the training, each team completed a comprehensive gap analysis which... 

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Shay Bilchik Presents at Annual Health Disparities Round Table

On April 6, 2018, CJJR Director Shay Bilchik delivered a keynote address at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health’s annual Health Disparities Round Table. Held during National Public Health Week, the meeting welcomed more than 200 participants to discuss strategies to prevent individuals from entering the criminal justice system and address the needs of children with incarcerated parents. Other keynote speakers included ​Lee Buckley, Chief Operating Officer at...

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Improving Outcomes for Crossover Youth: Douglas County, Nebraska’s CYPM Efforts Featured in Webinar Series 

On April 26, 2018, CJJR presented the second webinar in a two-part series highlighting the impact of the Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM) efforts in Douglas County, Nebraska. The series featured the results of an evaluation conducted by the Nebraska Center for Justice Research at the University of Nebraska-Omaha (UNO). The study found multiple benefits from implementing the CYPM through a project the team coined Youth Impact!—including at both the process and outcome level.