Center for Juvenile Justice Virtual: Supporting System–Involved LGBTQ Youth Certificate Program

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Center for Juvenile Justice

The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR), in partnership with the National Center for Lesbian Rights and Ceres Policy Research, is accepting applications for its  2022 Supporting the Well-Being of System-Involved LGBTQ Youth Certificate Program, to be held virtually from November 14–18, 2022.

This training is designed to help juvenile justice, child welfare, and other system partners improve outcomes for LGBTQ youth in child-serving systems. It will focus on the challenges these young people face and highlight effective policy and practice reforms that promote positive youth development. Topics include:

  • Terms and concepts related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression (SOGIE).
  • How to shape organizational cultures and approaches to support the safety and well-being of LGBTQ youth.
  • The prevalence of multi-system involvement and compounding issues, such as implicit bias and stigma, racial and ethnic disparities, homelessness, and commercial sexual exploitation.

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.

Applications are due by October 5, 2022.

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