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April 2016Vol. 17, No. 2Juvenile Diversion Certificate Program

The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) at Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy is now accepting applications for its 2016 Juvenile Diversion Certificate Program. The program provides an opportunity for individuals and teams of law enforcement officers, probation staff, prosecutors, school officials, judges, policymakers, and other local leaders to receive indepth training and guidance from national experts on juvenile diversion policies, practices, and programs. The goal is to help these professionals improve juvenile diversion programs in their jurisdictions and reduce formal processing and incarceration, improve public safety, avoid unnecessary spending, limit harmful consequences of youth's exposure to the juvenile justice system, and reduce racial and ethnic disparities in the system.

Participants who complete the program will receive an executive certificate from Georgetown University, membership into CJJR's Fellows Network, and continued support.

The certificate program will take place from August 2 to 5, 2016, and the application deadline is April 29, 2016. For more information, including application guidelines and tuition rates and subsidies, and to download an application packet, visit