Upcoming Webinars and Trainings

Understanding the JJDPA Webinar Series 

In December 2018, lawmakers reauthorized the Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Act for the first time in 16 years, providing key updates to strengthen the Act's core protections for justice-involved youth. This series takes an in-depth look at the changes H.R. 6964 made to the Act. The series will explore changes to data collection requirements, State Advisory Group composition, and the core protections. See below for upcoming webinars. To view past webinars in this series, click here. For questions, please contact info@juvjustice.org

Rules of Engagement: Sustaining Youth Collaboration in Programs and State Advisory Groups

December 12 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern

Youth collaboration has been a central tenet of juvenile justice work for more than 40 years. The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) has long required that one-fifth of each State Advisory Group (SAG)’s members be young people.  

Youth voice, especially that of individuals with lived expertise in the justice system and related systems, is critical to meaningful system improvement. The development of policies happens best when agencies involve those who are directly impacted.  

This webinar will discuss the challenges of youth collaboration, offer solutions to those challenges, and help participants ensure young people play a vital role in shaping their advocacy initiatives, policy recommendations, and organizational goals.

Presenters: 
Aaron Toleafoa, Emerging Leaders Committee Chair, Coalition for Juvenile Justice 
Gordon McHenry, Jr., Chair, Washington State Partnership Council on Juvenile Justice; President & CEO, United Way of King County
Laura Armstrong, Policy and Field Relations Associate, Coalition for Juvenile Justice

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

To register, click here