Upcoming Webinars and Trainings

      Filling the Gaps: Promoting a Developmentally Appropriate, Trauma-informed Approach to Policing

      March 29 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern

      Nationally, law enforcement officers are not adequately trained in key information necessary to dealing competently and effectively with youth - including disproportionate minority contact. Forty-five states offer no model policies to guide law enforcement officers’ and agencies’ interactions with youth. Most juvenile justice reform efforts focus on changing systems that address youth after the point of arrest.

      These factors help explain why the largest point of racial disparity occurs at the point of arrest, and is hard to decrease as youth go deeper and deeper into the system.

      This webinar will demonstrate the vital role advocates can play in filling these gaps. It will showcase initiatives state advocates are implementing to address law enforcement’s role in improving the effectiveness of the juvenile justice system, by adopting developmentally-appropriate, trauma-informed equitable approaches to policing youth.

      Presenters include:
      Lisa Thurau, Chief Executive Office and Executive Director at Strategies for Youth
      Andrew Smith, CJJ Ethnic and Cultural Diversity Chair

      To register, click here today!


      Evidence-Based Programs: The Four Biggest Lessons Learned from Statewide Adoptions of EBPs for System-involved Youth and Families

      May 23 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern

      When implementing evidence-based programs for youth and their families, there’s not much room for error: the stakes are high and the potential rewards are plentiful. But how do we best capture them?

      This webinar will feature the award-winning Juvenile Justice Incentive Grant Program administered by the Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) in partnership with the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice and Evidence-Based Associates (EBA).

      Attendees will hear about ‘mistakes’ made along the implementation pathway and steps taken to remedy the shortcomings. Favoring ‘progress, not perfection,’ the Georgia partnership has yielded tremendous outcomes for youth, families, partners and the citizens of the Peach State – including more than 50% reductions in out-of-home placements each year since project inception.

      Presenters include:
      Dan Edwards, PhD, President of Evidence-Based Associates
      Joe Vignati, Assistant Comissioner and Chief of Staff at Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice

      To register, click here today!