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Creative Solutions and Opportunities to Address the National Juvenile Justice System Staffing Crisis

Please join The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, Georgetown University’s Center for Juvenile Justice Reform, and the University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute for a facilitated dialogue with national experts regarding the current staffing crisis in juvenile justice systems across the country.

Juvenile justice agencies’ abilities to effectively recruit, hire, and retain qualified staff is currently in crisis. This webinar will bring national attention to a project to address the staffing crisis occurring in juvenile justice systems across the country.

It will also briefly outline the problem, engage with national experts on creative solutions, and highlight an upcoming opportunity to provide input on forthcoming resources to assist the field.


If you have questions, please contact RCPA Policy Director Jim Sharp.

RCPA has been notified by the Office of Children, Youth, and Families (OCYF) that Deputy Secretary Jon Rubin will be departing his position at the end of the year. Below is a message from the Deputy Decretory Rubin.

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to share that I have made the difficult decision to step down from my position as the Deputy Secretary for the Office of Children, Youth, and Families effective December 23, 2022. 

It has truly been an honor to serve the residents of Pennsylvania in this role for the past three years. During my time in office, I have been so impressed by the commitment of our OCYF staff, county and provider agency partners, and the many caring and passionate individuals that make up our child welfare system and human services community. I look forward to seeing the future successes of OCYF and the continued efforts to shift practices towards a more prevention-oriented system along with our day-to-day efforts to keep kids safe in Pennsylvania.

In gratitude,

On behalf of RCPA, we wish Jon well and thank him for his collaboration, partnership, and leadership during very challenging times and for the manner in which he has supported our members, providers, and child welfare initiatives in the Commonwealth.