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National Juvenile Justice Prosecution Center

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $500,000)

The Georgetown University Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) will address the need for comprehensive training and technical assistance for prosecutors of cases involving juvenile offenders by (1) creating an instructional series of evidence-based trainings that will include the principles of diversion, cultural sensitivity, trauma-informed care, disproportionate minority contact and sexual exploitation and trafficking; (2) partnering with the National District Attorney's Association and AEquitas in delivering technical assistance based upon the latest research and best practices to those juvenile prosecutors on the front lines; and (3) enhancing the CJJR's existing facilitated peer network of experienced juvenile prosecutors to incorporate the activities above, and ensuring regular communication and opportunities to share information, cutting edge research and innovative strategies. CJJR will also work directly with the identified states (Georgia, Kentucky and Hawaii) to assist with the implementation of recent changes to their juvenile practices. TTA will be coordinated with NTTAC and include publications and on-line resources. Progress will be measured through a variety of means, including surveys, course evaluations and biannual reports. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 16, 2014