Best Practices Committee

The CJJA Best Practices Committee continually seeks out information about programs and research that would be of significant interest to directors.

Presentations are hosted by the CJJA Regions and CJJA Associate members on a rotating basis and are part of the CJJA Winter, Summer and the All Directors Leadership Conferences.

A distributed form encourages nominations for future presentations and another form allows members to evaluate and report on the quality and usefulness of previous presentations. All of this information is reviewed by the Best Practice Committee, the appropriate Regional Committee and the Executive Committee.

We hope to continue providing presentations of significant interest to everyone. The work of the Best Practice Committee is guided by the collective wisdom of all directors present and past. Your input to this committee is invaluable and very much appreciated in helping to guide us with presentation plans for future meetings.

Lisa Bjergaard, Best Practices Committee Chair

Lisa Bjergaard, Best Practices Committee Chair

Director, North Dakota Division of Juvenile Services,

Lisa J. Bjergaard is the Director for the Division of Juvenile Services in North Dakota. DJS is the state's juvenile corrections agency, and is organized under the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. DJS operates both institutional and community corrections.

Lisa joined the North Dakota Division of Juvenile Services as a case manager in 1989 and in 1993 became the Regional Manager for the eastern half of North Dakota. In 2006, Lisa was named Director.