Certificate Programs for System Workers for At-Risk Youth
Certificate Programs at Georgetown University are periods of intensive study designed for organization and system leaders working with youth known to, or at risk of entering, the juvenile justice system. The programs utilize a multi-systems and multi-disciplinary approach in focusing on policies, programs and practices that improve outcomes for this population, including a focus on "crossover youth"--i.e. youth known to both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Upon completion of the program, participants apply the knowledge they gain via a Capstone Project--a reform agenda they implement in their organization/community to make a positive impact on the lives of youth.
The purpose of the Certificate Programs is to bring together current and future leaders to increase their knowledge, improve the operation of their organizations, provide an opportunity for the development of leadership skills, and create a mutually supportive network of individuals across the country committed to systems reform.
Participants apply the knowledge they gain by completing a capstone project—a practical reform agenda they implement in their organization or community for positive change. Applicants from the same jurisdiction should apply as teams to enhance cross systems change efforts after returning from the program. Individuals are also welcome in most programs.
CJJR begins accepting applications in March of each year. Click the link below to learn more about this program and get information about the current or upcoming application and course cycle.