Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) members and allies are invited to join two upcoming webinars. Details and registration links below:
Improving Outcomes for Troubled Youth by Reducing Reliance on Detention and Commitment
September 11, 2012, 3-4 pm EDT
Join Bart Lubow (Annie E. Casey Foundation), Wendy McClanahan (McClanahan Associates) and Mary Marx (PACE Center for Girls) for an engaging conversation about alternatives to juvenile detention and commitment, and how agencies can collaborate successfully for the best possible youth outcomes. Mr. Lubow will discuss necessary changes to policy, practice and programming in juvenile justice and the results of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI), which has substantially reduced reliance on incarceration and improved public safety by decreasing crime and recidivism rates. Click here for more information and to register.
Preventing Youth from Crossing Over Between the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems
September 26, 2012, 2-3:30 pm EDT
It is estimated that up to 30% of youth in the child welfare system cross over into the juvenile justice system. Join Macon Stewart (Georgetown University Center for Juvenile Justice Reform), Maryam Fatemi (Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services) and Mick Moore (Education and Workforce Solutions) to explore the factors that contribute to youth crossing over between the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. The presenters will discuss strategies that can be utilized to prevent cross over from occurring. Hosted by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Click here for more information and to register.