Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

New Organizational Equity Certification through Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy

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December 1, 2023

The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy, in partnership with Social Current and Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), has launched a new organizational diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEI) certification that aims to help youth and family-serving organizations approach their DEI efforts with intention and ensure that equity is deeply embedded in their culture, reflected throughout their policies and practices, and can endure through leadership and administrative changes. The DEI certification leverages Social Current’s organizational assessment tools, DEI trainings and consultation, and standards of practice.  

Set to begin May 20, this 12-month certification will include online trainings, peer learning, individual and group coaching, and guidance on a capstone project. The capstone project will include individuals served in its design and implementation and demonstrate the organization’s implementation of the DEI principles covered in training, coaching sessions, and Social Current’s DEI standards of practice. The certification will culminate with an in-person convening at Georgetown University, where the capstone projects will be presented.

Certification objectives:

  • To deepen the principles of DEI into the organization’s culture, policies, and practices
  • Demonstrate a commitment to developing an equity journey within the organization for sustainability to achieve certification status
  • Gain a better understanding and strategies for implementing core principles, methods, and techniques in building an equitable organization
  • Assess where leaders may be on their learning and commitment continuum to equity through assessment tools and education
  • Deepen a leader’s knowledge and competence in equity through coaching, peer-sharing, and learning

Each organization must commit at least two staff to engaging in the certification process that will include coaching and training over a 12-month period. The cost for this certification is $19,000 per organization, which can be paid in two installments. The certification will be valid for two-years after completion of the program.

You can learn more about the DEI certification and schedule online, or join us for an upcoming informational webinar:

To start the registration process, please click here. Applications are due March 29, 2024, and participation will be confirmed by April 19, 2024.

If you have any questions, please contact Undraye Howard, vice president of equity, diversity, inclusion, and engagement at Social Current.

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