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February 2011Vol. 12, No. 1Certificate Program on Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice

The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University's Public Policy Institute has announced its 2011 Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare: Multi-System Integration Certificate Program for Public Sector Leaders. The program is designed to advance cross-systems work to improve outcomes for youth involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. Participants will attend a week-long program in Washington, DC, where they will be taught by expert faculty on topics including multisystem integration, developing collaborative leadership skills, the effective use of communication strategies, reducing disproportionality in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, and more. After the program, participants will develop a Capstone Project to implement systems reform in their home jurisdiction.

The Certificate Program is designed for public agency leaders at the State, local, Tribal, and national levels within the juvenile justice, child welfare, education, behavioral health, and related systems of care who are committed to cross-systems efforts. In order to enhance the possibility of implementing cross-systems change after returning from the program, applicants from the same jurisdiction are encouraged to apply as "mini-teams."

The program will take place July 15 to July 21, 2011, at Georgetown University. Applications are due March 31, 2011.

For more information and to apply, visit and click on "Certificate Programs," or email CJJR at