Crossover Youth Practice Model

This learning program introduces the Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM), a multi-agency, cross-system practice model that aims to address the needs of youth involved in both the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice systems. CYPM’s core goal is to further reduce youth involvement in the Juvenile Justice system in a manner that is consistent with the needs and best interests of the youth and the need for the protection of the community. CYPM was developed by the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University. In New York City, it is a joint initiative of ACS, the Department of Probation (DOP), and Family Court. CYPM has been incorporated as a best practice for crossover youth citywide.


Who Should Attend?

All levels of staff working in Child Protection, Juvenile Justice, Prevention or Foster Care services, and provider agencies.


Course Benefits

Learners will:

  • Be trained how to better meet the needs and address the issues facing crossover youth.
  • Take the knowledge they gain back to their programs and serve as a resource for their colleagues as well as use the acquired skills on their own crossover cases.


Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.


Course Components

Once enrolled in the course, learners will complete a half-day, virtual, instructor-led workshop. Completion of all components is necessary to receive a Certificate of Completion.


Continuing Education Units

There are no CEUs associated with this course.



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