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June 2015Vol. 16, No. 5Certificate Program on Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice

Georgetown University in Washington, DC, will host the 2015 School-Justice Partnerships Certificate Program: "Fostering Success for Youth at Risk." From September 28 to October 2, school and district staff, court professionals, juvenile justice, law enforcement, and other child-serving community leaders will have the opportunity to receive training and support aimed at helping them better address the long- and short-term needs of youth who are in or at-risk of entering the juvenile justice system.

The certificate program is a partnership between the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at the Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy and the American Institutes for Research. The program will include training and support in the following areas:

  • For school and district staff: Positive management of school and classroom behavior, and creating safe and supportive learning environments for all students
  • For law enforcement, courts, and leaders from public agencies: Working with schools and school districts toward the creation of environments outside of school that promote better academic and social outcomes for youth

The application window for the certificate program is now open through July 10, 2015. For more information about the program, including selection criteria, curriculum, instructors, and tuition, visit the program website at Questions may be directed to