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May 2012Vol. 13 No. 4Information Sharing Certificate Program

The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University's Public Policy Institute, in partnership with the Juvenile Law Center, announced the inaugural Information Sharing Certificate Program. This program, supported with funding from the MacArthur Foundation's Models for Change Initiative, is designed to enable leaders in the juvenile justice, child welfare, education, behavioral health, and other child-serving fields to overcome information sharing challenges that prevent the communication and coordination necessary to more fully serve youth known across multiple systems of care.

Upon completion of the intensive 3-day learning experience, participants apply the knowledge they gain through the development and implementation of a Capstone Project—an action agenda they undertake in their organization/community to initiate or enhance information sharing efforts. To accelerate these efforts, it is strongly encouraged that those interested in attending form a team from their jurisdiction to apply to the program.

Faculty for the program is comprised of information sharing, juvenile justice, and child welfare subject matter experts from across the country who will deliver a curriculum designed to increase participants' ability to solve real-life problems when they return home. Thanks to the MacArthur Foundation, tuition subsidies are available for those with financial need.

The certificate program will take place October 1-4, 2012, in Washington, DC. The application deadline is June 28, 2012. For more information and to apply, please visit and click on "Certificate Programs" or email