Apply to MSC-TTA Program by Oct. 1

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CYPM Featured in Webinar and Recognized as Promising Evidence-Based Initiative 
Last month, CJJR participated in a webinar sponsored by the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare on the Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM). 
Titled, “Improving Outcomes for Crossover Youth: Spreading Lessons Learned from Implementation of the Crossover Youth Practice Model,” the webinar gave an overview of the CYPM, characteristics of the crossover youth population, the pathways they follow into the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, and the implications of their experiences for systemic change. The webinar served as the official announcement that the CYPM had received a scientific ranking by the Clearinghouse as a model supported by “Promising Research Evidence” that has high relevance to the child welfare system in the area of casework practice. 

Presenters included CJJR’s Macon Stewart and agency leaders from San Diego County, California and Marion County, Florida who addressed the needs of this population through a variety of mechanisms including implementing the CYPM. 

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Less than One Week Left to Apply for Free TTA Program
We are still accepting applications for the Multi-System Collaboration Training and Technical Assistance Program (MSC-TTA). The 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.

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Webinar on Using Evidence-Based Approaches to Drive Local Reform
Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 2-3PM ET

CJJR will host an hour-long webinar next week to discuss how to develop and implement a reform initiative using evidence-based approaches.

During this webinar titled, "Developing an Evidence-Based Driven Local Reform Initiative" participants will learn about the key components of project evaluation in policy and practice reform, explore the overarching themes and goals of CJJR Fellows' reform efforts, and how these goals can be measured.

They will also learn about the types of information, or data, leaders should consider when developing a project, and
receive tools and resources to design evidence-based projects.

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Program Bridges Cases for Kids with Delinquency, Dependency Issues

By Terri Jo Neff For the Herald/Review
After months of planning, the Cochise County Juvenile Court formally announced Friday it is ready to implement a special program focused on kids ages 8 to 18 who are involved in dependency and delinquency cases at the same time.
Studies show children who cross over between dependency cases (child welfare and state custody actions) and delinquency cases (juvenile version of criminal misconduct) often face special challenges. The county’s new Juvenile Court Integrated System hopes to remove those challenges.

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Janet Reno Endowment Women’s Leadership Award Recipient Calls for Evidence-based Services for Youth and Families

The Honorable Cindy Lederman, Circuit Judge of the 11th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, Children’s Division, recently wrote an opinion piece in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange about the need for integrating research and evaluation into juvenile court policies and practice.
In the piece titled, “Judges Need to Ask: How Do We Know These Programs We Send People to Work?” Lederman describes how services families receive often are ineffective and, in some cases, can actually be harmful to the individuals they are designed to help. Instead of blindly making decisions, she urges judges to...

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Darryl Beatty Named Director of Dallas County Juvenile Dept.
CJJR is pleased to announce that Darryl Beatty was recently named director of the Dallas County Juvenile Department, Texas. Prior to becoming director, Beatty worked as a deputy chief at the Travis County Juvenile Probation Department where he helped to implement CJJR’s Crossover Youth Practice Model to better address the needs of young people who have been abused or neglected and involved in delinquent behavior.

​As part of the model, the county adopted a more integrated approach to court proceedings by designating a state district judge to oversee all crossover youth cases.

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Coalition for Juvenile Justice's 2018 DMC Conference Regular Registration Extended!

The regular registration deadline for the conference has been extended to October 1, 2018. New day rates have also been added for those who cannot attend the full conference.

This year's CJJ DMC Conference will take place Nov. 27-30th at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore, MD. The conference will explore ways states are "Reclaiming the Future: Uniting to End Disparities."