CJCA webinars are grouped by the OJJDP and the Center for Coordinated Assistance to the States (CCAS) Initiatives and the CJCA Committees.  See below for the individual webinar listings and links to the recordings.

Webinars by Type

Click on the links within each category to see related CJCA Webinars.

OJJDP CCAS Webinars (RIYF, Toolkit, etc)

Sep. 25, 2018. Reducing Isolation in Youth Facilities TTA Program – Strategies for Working With Your Most Challenging Youth.  See below for link to the power point presentation. 


June 5, 2018 Reducing Isolation in Youth Facilities TTA Program – Applying PYD Strategies to Reduce the Use of Isolation and Ensure Youth Safety. See below for link to the power point presentation. 


PYO Committee 2018

Positive Youth Outcomes Committee

2018 Educational Series

Overview:  Education is a critical outcome metric for juvenile justice administrators and practitioners. CJCA and the Positive Youth Outcomes Committee (PYO) have embraced the importance of pursuing and measuring positive outcomes in addition to more traditional negative outcomes like parole revocations and recidivism. In 2017 a small “ad hoc” sub group*  from the CJCA PYO Committee, decided to put together an education series that would show case and explore best practices nationally as a way of supporting CJCA directors in pursuit of the best educational programs possible in our respective jurisdictions.


Schedule (below)

1.  Monday February 5, 2018. Blueprint for Change: Education Success for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

    Phil Harris, Associate professor emeritus Temple University/ CJCA, Simon Gonsoulin, American Institutes for Research (AIR), Kate Burdick and Nadia Mozzafar, Juvenile Law Center, Philadelphia, PA

This session was designed to anchor the series in research.  It was acknowledged that the field would benefit from more robust research particularly connecting educational success with lower recidivism outcomes. See below for the link to the power point presentation.



  1. Monday March 12, 2018. Classroom Excellence in Secure Residential Facilities:  David Domenici, Director CEEAS. David as usual did an excellent job outlining the characteristics of a high quality juvenile correctional educational program and issued a challenge to the field related to the urgency associated with providing youth in custody an educational service menu equal to what they would receive in their home community.



3. Monday April 2, 2018 Behavioral Strategies in the Classroom and Facility/Campus:

Kristine Jolivette, University of Alabama; Christine Doyle, Georgia Department of Justice

A major focus of this session was on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) as a behavioral support framework. The Georgia team was able to describe how they have effectively integrated their youth engagement strategy across the classroom and life space components of the facility based programs.



4.  Monday May 7, 2018 Technology in the Classroom and Living Space:

Frank Martin, US Director of World Possible, (Former Education Director, Oregon Youth Authority); Michael Conn, Willamette Education Service District, Youth Corrections Education Program OYA

Frank and Mike shared their experience with technology and how that opens doors to enrich the learning process for youth in facilities. Technology is here to stay and this session provided the audience with ideas and strategies to improve in this critical and emerging area of juvenile correctional education.



5.  Monday June 4, 2018

Obstacles and Remedies to Re-Enrollment and Engagement of Adjudicated Youth

Peter Leone, Professor, College of Education/University of Maryland

Heather Griller-Clark, Professor, Arizona State University

Peter and Heather were able to provide a comprehensive webinar that blended content from a national perspective as well as local “hands on” strategies for CJCA Directors to engage local school districts and municipalities in order to improve education and workforce development reentry.



  1. Monday July 16, 2018 Effective Re-Entry Practices:

Jacob Agus-Kleiman, Council State Governments and Kim Godfrey, Executive Director PbS Learning Institute

In this webinar Kim and Jacob effectively shared the elements and rationale for a thoughtful, evidence based approach to re-entry with a focus on educational re-entry. CSG and PbS are both committed to improving national best practice to ensure the best possible outcomes for youth returning to their home communities from facility-based programming.



  1. Monday August 6, 2018.  Post-Secondary Strategies:

J.D La Rock, CEO Commonwealth Corporation Massachusetts



  1. September 10, 2018

Outcomes / Measurement:  Phil Harris, Associate Professor Emeritus Temple University

Jeffrey Butts, Director, Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College



  1. Nov. 5, 2018  Special Education 

Simon Gonsoulin, principal researcher at AIR and director for the National Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Neglected or Delinquent Children and Youth (NDTAC).  Simon Gonsoulin and Joseph Gagnon, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Special Education at the University of Florida will present.  Dr. Gagnon’s research focuses on ensuring youth at the greatest risk for educational, behavioral, and social failure are provided the supports necessary for long-term success in school and society.

This webinar will address the needs of youth with emotional disturbance and learning disabilities who are placed in secure facilities or in residential treatment facilities.

Planning and development committee: Phil Harris Associate Professor Emeritus Criminal Justice at Temple University, Simon Gonsoulin researcher at the American Institutes for Research, Michele Philips Special Projects Coordinator at DYS Massachusetts and Peter Forbes Commissioner of DYS Massachusetts.


Behavioral Health Committee 2018

Sep. 26, 2018 Staff Informed Care


May 15, 2018  LGBTQ Youth in Juvenile Justice Settings: Closing the Gap between Recommended Practice and Reality