Upcoming Webinars and Trainings

Family First Prevention Services Act and Juvenile Justice

January 23, 2020 at 3 p.m. Eastern 

Youth involved in child welfare systems are more likely to experience justice system involvement, particularly youth placed in group care, who face a 2.5 times greater risk of delinquency charges.

The Family First Prevention Services Act as passed as part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (H.R. 1892). Family First makes changes to how funding under Title IV-E of the Social Security Act (the most significant federal funding stream for child welfare) may be used with the goals of encouraging greater use of preventative services and discouraging the inappropriate use of group care. 

This webinar will discuss the implications of the Family First Prevention Services Act on juvenile justice as well as how juvenile justice advocates and State Advisory Groups can support efforts to achieve better outcomes for youth while guarding against potential unintended consequences.

Presenters: 
Lisa Pilnik, Senior Consultant, Coalition for Juvenile Justice
Lisette Burton, Vice President, National Advocacy and Public Policy, Boys Town; Member, DC Juvenile Justice Advisory Group

This webinar is free for CJJ members. To become a member, click here.

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Getting The Word Out: Community-Based Efforts to Enhance Awareness of Racial and Ethnic Disparities 

February 27, 2020 at 3 p.m. Eastern 

This webinar will provide Racial and Ethnic Disparities Coordinators with valuable information on ways to incorporate community-based efforts and specific engagement strategies that can improve awareness of racial and ethnic disparities. 

Participants will gain potential community-based strategies and learn tips on ways to engage key stakeholders that are vital for racial and ethnic disparities reduction efforts. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to learn about racial and ethnic disparities reduction efforts that are being performed in Maryland and Arkansas.   

Presenters:
William Jernigan, Maryland Statewide Racial and Ethnic Disparities Coordinator 
Sheila Foster, Arkansas Statewide Racial and Ethnic Disparities Coordinator Coordinator

This webinar is free for CJJ members. To become a member, click here.

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