Technical Assistance

Vera’s 2016 Status Offense Reform Policy Academy

The Vera Institute of Justice’s Status Offense Reform Center (SORC) is now accepting applications for its first Policy Academy on November 17-18, 2016. The two-day event, which is generously supported by the MacArthur Foundation, will be held in Connecticut—a state that has established itself as a leader in juvenile justice and status offense reform during the past 15 years. Representatives from different states will attend targeted workshops and site visits to learn about and share best practices for system reforms.

All states are invited to apply, with final delegations selected by September. Additionally, states selected to attend the Policy Academy will have the opportunity this fall to apply for intensive technical assistance on local status offense reform from the Vera Institute, beginning in early 2017.

To apply for the Policy Academy—and vote for the workshops you’d like to see at the event—please click here.