Multi-System Collaboration TTA Program Application Period Now Open
CJJR, in partnership with OJJDP's Center for Coordinated Assistance to States, is now accepting applications to the Multi-System Collaboration Training and Technical Assistance Program (MSC-TTA). MSC-TTA supports jurisdictions that are interested in developing or enhancing a sound infrastructure to promote multi-system approaches to serving at-risk, justice-involved youth and their families. Up to 4 jurisdictions will be provided on-site and distance-learning training and technical assistance, at no cost to the sites themselves. 

​Apply by October 1, 2018.


New CJJR Brief Examines Benefit of Prosocial Activities
​​We are pleased to share the newest addition to our CYPM in Brief series, "The Protective Potential of Prosocial Activities: A Review of the Literature and Recommendations for Child-Serving Agencies." Authored by Samuel Abbott and Elizabeth Barnett, this issue brief provides a comprehensive literature review on the impact of engaging youth in prosocial activities, including effects on antisocial behavior and delinquency rates. The brief also includes recommendations for how jurisdictions can support involvement in these activities, using examples from the CYPM for further illustration. Child-serving agencies invested in broadening their responsiveness to crossover youth should use this brief as a resource.



CJJR Releases Knowledge Lab Survey
Earlier this year, CJJR established our Knowledge Lab, housed within the Center to serve as the nexus of CJJR's research interests and projects. The Knowledge Lab will produce new resources designed to strengthen the connection between research, policy, and practice in the youth-serving field. We have created a brief survey to assess the field's needs - please help us identify current knowledge gaps and let us know what you want to see in our research agenda!



Crossover Youth Practice Model Highlighted at NCJFCJ 81st Annual Conference
CJJR in partnership with personnel from San Luis Valley, CO; Larimer County, CO; and the Colorado Office of Children, Youth, and Families conducted a workshop entitled Addressing the Needs of Crossover Youth in Colorado: Improving Collaboration to Enhance Youth Outcomes. The workshop explored the national research related to crossover youth (including data collected from Georgetown University), the underpinnings of the Crossover Youth Practice Model to enhance a community’s ability to serve this population of youth, and discussion related to the model’s implementation in the San Luis Valley and Larimer County Colorado. The session also featured...



Training Institute Explores the Behavioral Health Needs of Crossover Youth

CJJR in partnership with leadership from Allegheny Co., PA; Lucas Co., OH; Prince George’s Co. MD and University of Maryland School of Social Work conducted a Training Session at the University of Maryland, Baltimore Training Institute held in Washington, D.C. on July 25-28, 2018. The session was entitled Addressing the Behavioral Health and Other Needs of Dually-Involved Youth through Multi-System Collaborations: Lessons from the Crossover Youth Practice Model. The 3.5 hour session identified the characteristics and correlates associated with youth that cross over between child welfare and juvenile justice, highlighted the Crossover Youth Practice Model as a system change process for communities to engage in, and explored the...