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Friday 13th of December 2019


Certificate Programme: School-Justice Partnerships and Diversion Pathways



Monday 24th of September 2018 - Friday 28th of September 2018


The School-Justice Partnerships and Diversion Pathways Certificate Program is designed to provide school and district staff, court professionals, law enforcement, and other child-serving community leaders with the knowledge and understanding necessary to address the immediate and long term needs of students known to, or at risk of entering, the juvenile justice system. The goals of this Certificate Program are to promote an ongoing engagement in school among youth at risk, partner effectively across child-serving systems, develop diversion programs and disrupt school-justice pathways, and improve academic outcomes for all students.

School and district staff will receive the training and support they need to manage school and classroom behavior in positive ways, balanced with the provision of quality educational instruction for all students. They will learn how to create safe and supportive learning environments without excluding and forcing out those students who are most at risk for negative life outcomes, including students with special education needs, behavioral problems, child welfare involvement, or placement in juvenile justice facilities. Law enforcement, courts, and leaders from public agencies like child welfare, behavioral health, and juvenile justice will be instructed on strategies of how to work with schools and school districts to create environments outside of the school setting that foster better academic and social outcomes for youth at risk.

All participants will receive instruction from national experts on cutting-edge ideas, policies, and practices from across the country focused on the development of systems that take a holistic approach to the educational process and best practices in developing a school diversion program. Upon completion of the Certificate Program and submission of an approved Capstone Project, participants will receive an Executive Certificate from Georgetown University, membership into CJJR’s Fellows Network, and ongoing support from the CJJR staff.

CJJR has partnered with American Institutes for Research (AIR) and the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice to offer this professional development opportunity.


North America


Centre for Juvenile Justice Reform (Research Centre)


Child, Justice, Out of Court, School


McCourt School of Public Policy, 3300 Whitehaven Street, N.W., Suite 5000, Washington, DC 20057-1485, Centre for Juvenile Justice Reform
Washington DC, United States

More information

McCourt School of Public Policy, 3300 Whitehaven Street, N.W., Suite 5000, Washington
DC 20057-1485, Centre for Juvenile Justice Reform, Washington DC, United States


  • International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO). Belgian Public Utility Foundation

    All rights reserved

  • Head Office: Rue Mercelis, nº 50. 1050. Brussels. Belgium

    Phone: 00 32 262 988 90. Fax: 00 32 262 988 99. oijj@oijj.org

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