Upcoming Webinars and Trainings

Length of Stay Academy 

Thursday, November 10th, 2022, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET

Length of Stay (LOS) Policy Academy’s goal is to support jurisdictions to identify and address key factors contributing to lengths of stay for youth in post-adjudication placements from commitment through reentry. Panelist share their experience in reviewing their systems (using data to examine and identify key factors to length of stay), research regarding length of stay, and system reform in collaboration with external stakeholders. 

Natalie Walker, Director of Administration CJJA, Natalie spent over 20 years with the Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC).The last four years of her tenure was spent serving as Assistant Director for IDOC Division of Youth Services. In that role, she aided in overseeing operations, treatment and re-entry at Indiana DYS facilities. Natalie oversaw the implementation of evidence-based programming, monitored compliance with Division’s policies, and provided support to facility and agency heads. Natalie has experience with Performance-based Standards (PbS) as a Site Coordinator and State Coordinator. Indiana PbS sites consists of DYS facilities, three detention centers and one community-based program. Natalie supported the sites with the PbS cycle of data collection, reviewing reports and development of facility improvement plans
Michael Umpierre, a Senior Fellow at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University, and Deputy Director for Juvenile Justice System Improvement and Communications at the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR). His work focuses on translating the research on what works to achieve positive outcomes for youth and families involved in the justice system into practical tools that agencies and partners can use to enhance policy and practice.

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