Announcing the 2015 Multi-System Integration Certificate Program
The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) at Georgetown University‘s McCourt School of Public Policy is pleased to announce that the application window for the 2015 Multi-System Integration Certificate Program is now open through August 21, 2015. The Multi-System Integration Certificate Program will be held October 29 - November 4, 2015 at the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center, and is designed to support local jurisdictions in their efforts to improve outcomes for youth known to both the child welfare and juvenile justice system (i.e. crossover youth) through a multi-disciplinary approach that highlights integration and collaboration.
The purpose of the certificate program is to bring together current and future leaders to increase their knowledge about multi-system reform efforts related to crossover youth, improve the operation of their organizations in serving this population, provide an opportunity for the development of collaborative leadership skills, and create a mutually supportive network of individuals across the country committed to systems reform. Participants receive instruction from national experts on cutting edge ideas, policies and practices including multi-system approaches, cost efficiency procedures, collaborative leadership techniques and proactive communication strategies. After completing the program, participants will be responsible for the development of a capstone project -- a set of actions each participant will design and undertake within their organization or community to initiate or continue collaborative efforts related to crossover youth.
Additionally, the program highlights CJJR’s Crossover Youth Practice Model, which has been proven to assist jurisdictions in strengthening practices and policies related to crossover youth. CJJR has aligned the Multi-System Integration Certificate Program and the Crossover Youth Practice Model as a way to enhance knowledge of multi-systems issues in jurisdictions around the country, thereby assisting them in improving both child welfare and juvenile justice outcomes for these youth. In further support of this approach the program focuses on issues such as family engagement, behavioral health, education, and racial and ethnic disparities – as well as innovative and flexible financing strategies.