CJCA Leadership Institute Meeting Oct. 1-3 (Chicago)

Posted by Darlene Conroy
September 29, 2014

CJCA Leadership Institute Meeting Oct. 1-3 (Chicago)

The CJCA Leadership Institute Meeting will be held on Oct. 1-3 in Chicago and is made possible by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.  The Resource Network was  created in 2013 to sustain and expand knowledge developed and mastered as part of the MfC reform initiative and utilizes networking, training, and strategic site-based training and technical assistance grants to transfer knowledge and expand expertise:

We are very excited to have over 42 CJCA members jurisdictions participating in this year’s conference.  The meeting will begin with a welcome reception and registration on Wed. Oct. 1. at 6:00 p.m.   The Opening Session: Reform Through Leadership will feature introductions by  CJCA Executive Director Ned Loughran; CJCA President Sharon Harrigfeld, Director of the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections; Laurie Garduque, Director Justice Reform, John D and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and OJJDP Administrator Robert Listenbee. Administrator Listenbee will provide the keynote address and will moderate Thursday’s Panel Discussion on Reducing Isolation and Creating Culture Change.  The working sessions after the panel will focus on creating goals and discussing barriers and strategies for eliminating the use of isolation.


Thursday afternoon will feature an update from the technical assistance grantees and the current social media resources, features and services. The meeting will include presentations from the Models for Change National Resource Bank members including: The National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice; The National Youth Screening Assistance Project; and the RFK Children's Action Corps Models for Change Initiative. 


The CJCA  and PbS Awards Dinner will take place on Thursday evening at the Firehouse Restaurant.  Awards will be presented to CJCA’s Outstanding Administrator of the Year and the CJCA  President’s Award recipients.   This is also the site of the 2014 PbS Barbara Allen-Hagen Awards Ceremony where the Performance-based Standards Learning Institute will  award its highest award to a youth detention, correctional and community-based program that embody the principle of “treating the next youth who enters a facility as one of our own”.


Friday morning will begin with a regional member networking breakfast followed by the Panel discussion on Integrating Trauma Informed Care and Mental Health Services into Juvenile Justice Programs. This panel will be moderated by Joseph Cocozza, Executive Director of the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice (NCMHJJ).    The concluding session of the conference will help bring it all together with Development of the CJCA Leadership Reform toolkit.