CJJA webinars are grouped by the OJJDP and the Center for Coordinated Assistance to the States (CCAS) Initiatives, CJJA Committees, or Partnership Series.  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 CJJA Webinars.

OJJDP CCAS Webinars (RIYF, SRR, Toolkit, etc)

Mar 13, 2019 Staff Retention and Recruitment TTA Program – Overview of  CJCA’s Staff Recruiting, Hiring and Retention Toolkit.  See below link to the webinar recording. 


Jan. 30, 2019 Staff Retention and Recruitment Informational Call TTA Program –The primary TA goal is to assist sites in developing a strategic workplan to improve recruitment, hiring, and retention practices. The TTA will include a nine or ten-month period from late February/early March to October 2019.  See below link to the webinar recording. 


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. 


CSG On Track Webinar Series 2020

2/19/2020 The Need for CTE and Workforce Services for Youth in the Juvenile Justice Systems

This webinar will discuss the changing landscape of the juvenile justice system and the increased need for CTE and workforce development services for this population. This session will feature an overview of the findings and lessons learned from the 50-state survey on how workforce development services are identified and provided to youth in the juvenile justice system and some of the challenges and limitations that states and jurisdictions are experiencing.


PYO Committee 2018-2019

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.



10.  On Jan. 24, 2019 CJCA’s Positive Youth Outcomes Committee hosted a webinar on Policy Implications.

CJCA has sponsored a year- long educational series intended to support the CJCA membership in delivering high quality educational services to the youth that we serve. Education is a critical deliverable for juvenile justice administrators and increasingly important to the youth’s positive outcomes and a successful reentry. It was the PYO’s Committees’ goal to share with our participants the message that the correctional education landscape is changing as we learn more about the importance of class room excellence, technology, effective re-entry, post -secondary strategies, special education and other key elements of a comprehensive educational system.



PYO Committee 2019 Webinars 

CJCA’s Positive Youth Outcomes Committee Webinar – LGBTQI Introductory  Overview and Call to Action 

June 3,  2019

Shannon Wilber, Esq., Youth Policy Director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights along with Currey Cook of Lambda Legal  and the Director of the Youth In Out Of Home Care Project provided an introductory overview of the terminologies, concept, disparities, policy challenges and systems of care for LGBTQI youth. The webinar focused on the “why now” by laying the ground work for the second webinar on June 11 which will look at the topic from a practitioners perspective to  providing a practical approach to shaping the work.

Video Recording: https://bit.ly/2WHsZyQ

PowerPoint PDFhttps://bit.ly/2KNrqIz


Improving Practice and Outcomes for LGBTQI Youth

June 11,  2019

This webinar includes the  following panel members: Samantha A. Wilson, Youth and Staff Safety Coordinator / PREA Coordinator, Colorado Division of Youth Services (DYS); Anders Jacobson, Director for the Colorado Division of Youth Services and Avery Niles, Commissioner for the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice. This webinar follows the June 3rd webinar on LGBTQ youth in the juvenile justice system and will be focused on implementing policy and practice improvements.

Video Recording:  https://bit.ly/2Zoz8N4

PowerPoint PDFhttps://bit.ly/2XHNx6Q

Toward Equity Training Curriculum

Statement of Preference form from Colorado

Behavioral Health Committee 2018-2019

July 31, 2019 – Behavioral Health Committee Webinar with Robert M. Turillo, Assistant Commissioner for Program Services Massachusetts Department of Youth Services.  This will include an overview of their Behavior Management System (BMS) and Supportive Programming including:  staff support and training;  and how BMS became operationalized over time; and their methods for tracking.

PowerPoint Slides:

link to webinar recording:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Yf9Aq-CJWc

Nov. 28, 2018  Accountability Based Sex Offender Program (ABSOP)

Dr. John Rapp, BCBA-D, LBA, and Director of the Applied Behavior Analysis Program, Department of Psychology, Auburn University presented. Auburn University’s School of Psychology has provided treatment services for the Alabama Department of Youth Services, Accountability Based Sex Offender Program (ABSOP) for nearly 20 years.  Dr. Rapp and the ABA Program has joined this effort in the last few years to augment the treatment services traditionally provided.  This presentation shares the approach and results of initial ABA efforts being done in the program. 


Sep. 26, 2018 Staff Informed Care


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


  • Behavioral Health Committee Webinar with Robert M. Turillo, Assistant Commissioner for Program Services Massachusetts Department of Youth Services.  This will include an overview of their Behavior Management System (BMS) and Supportive Programming including:  staff support and training;  and how BMS became operationalized over time; and their methods for tracking.
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