Upcoming Webinars and Trainings

Understanding the JJDPA Webinar Series 

Lawmakers have reauthorized the Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Act for the first time in 16 years, providing key updates to strengthen the Act's core protections for justice-involved youth. This series takes an in-depth look at the changes H.R. 6964 made to the Act. The series will explore changes to data collection requirements, State Advisory Group composition, and the core protections. See below for upcoming webinars. 

Understanding the JJDPA: Enhancing System Partnerships for Successful Educational Reentry 

October 23 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern

Large numbers of youth are pushed out of schools and into the justice system fueling inequalities based on race, gender, perceived sexual orientation, and disability. Additionally, system-involved youth do not have the same access to quality education as their non-incarcerated peers.

The 2018 reauthorization of the JJDPA includes important new protections for youth in the juvenile justice system to support their reentry to school, including timely transfers of education records, partial or full credit for coursework completed while in custody, and ensuring those credits count towards high school graduation.

This webinar will discuss the new JJDPA’s educational requirements, information on the school-to-prison-pipeline, and examples of states that have successful and evidence-based educational reentry programs. 

Presenters: 
Reynelle Brown Staley, Policy Director, Education Law Center
Nadia Mozaffar, Staff Attorney, Juvenile Law Center 

This webinar is free to CJJ members. To become a member, click here.

To register, click here