Advancing Best Practices in Youth Justice Seminar

This interactive seminar provides a comprehensive yet succinct overview of the key best practices in the field of juvenile justice in order to promote awareness and change at all levels of the policy, practice and service continuum. This 1 ½ day seminar provides an opportunity for the leaders of your state or local system to collectively learn about research-based best practices that incorporate the best understanding of adolescent development. The seminar initiates or builds upon the valuable process of identifying policy and practice opportunities within systems to align with national best practices that can improve both youth outcomes and system performance.

Juvenile justice leadership groups, Probation System Review Teams, multi-system coalitions, practitioners (e.g., probation officers), and juvenile justice and affiliated system stakeholders.

The goals for this training are to:

  1. Increase knowledge among juvenile justice leaders, practitioners and stakeholders about best practices that improve youth outcomes and system performance.
  2. Expedite the endorsement, implementation and sustainability of best practices.

Upon completion of the training, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the most up-to-date key areas of best practice within the juvenile justice field.
  2. Conduct a preliminary assessment of how the policies and/or practices under their purview align with national best practices.
  3. Recognize their individual and collective opportunities and roles in advancing these best practices.

For more information about this training program and pricing, please contact Kari Harp, Program Director, at

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