News and Events

Building the Right Cross-Systems Team to Support your Diversion: The Responder Model

Please join the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice (NCMHJJ) and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) on Tuesday, February 9, at 3:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time (EST), for the second in a four-part webinar series on school-based juvenile justice diversion models for youth with behavioral health needs. The series provides guidance on the essential components of effective school-based diversion

National Youth-at-Risk Conference

The conference trains adults who serve youth to create safe, healthy, caring, and intellectually empowering educational environments that foster the well-being of all children and adolescents. In these presentations, participants learn about current research-based educational programs and strategies, which empower young people to overcome at-risk conditions that may threaten their safety, health, emotional needs, or academic achievement. 

Roundtable: Reversing the School to Prison Pipeline for African Americans and Minorities: Comprehensive Programs, Practices, and Policy Solutions

This session aims to provide effective and comprehensive programs and policy alternatives for reversing the school-to-prison pipeline that better address the root causes and systemic trends and factors that minority youth face in and outside of the school system.

Supportive School Discipline Webinar on Resources School-Justice Partners Can Use to Improve School Discipline

The U.S. Departments of Justice, Education, and Health and Human Services will host this webinar on resources that support effective data collection and analysis, the sharing of student-level information, products and tools that can support jurisdictions' efforts, and opportunities for training and technical assistance. 


From the Police Precinct to the Principal's Office: The Challenges Facing School Districts One Year After the Release of Federal School Discipline Guidance

Join this Congressional briefing exploring changes underway more than a year after the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice released guidance to help school districts develop discipline policies that keep students in school, eliminate racial disparities and increase positive behavioral supports.

Webinar: The School Discipline Consensus Report: Strategies from the Field to Keep Students Engaged in School and Out of the Juvenile Justice System

This webinar will review a groundbreaking report released by the CSG Justice Center in June 2014, which provides 60 bipartisan field-driven policy and practice recommendations to provide students with safe, productive learning environments; effectively respond to students’ behavioral health needs; limit the use of suspensions, expulsions, and referrals to the juvenile justice system for minor, school-based offenses, and support educators in building positive school and classroom climates.