Deputy Directors Training

Over the past several decades, the juvenile justice field has recognized and discussed the need for coach supported, peer-learning training for Deputy Directors.  In recent years, juvenile justice agencies throughout the country have expressed increased need and asked that attention and resources be earmarked for this type of training effort.

CJJA is pleased to announce the new Deputy Directors Training, funded by OJJDP. This training will be presented in a combination of self-paced distance-learning and live discussions.

The Opening Session is scheduled for October 8, 2021, and features Dr. TeNeane P. Bradford, Associate Administrator State Relations and Assistance Division, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention. 

Pre-recorded Training Sessions will become available beginning October 8, 2021 and ending on November 5, 2021.

Featured topics include:

  • Best Practices and Correctional Trends in Juvenile Justice,
  • Staff Wellness,
  • Communication: Working with Internal and External Stakeholders,
  • Strategic Succession Planning,
  • Navigating from Peer to Leader,
  • Human Resources and Collective Bargaining/Union Agreements, and
  • A National Perspective: Title II & JJ Reauthorization Act and the Impact on the Field.

A live session with Tim Decker, Senior Consultant, Social Innovation Partners, will occur on October 19, 2021, which will address Transition Planning: How to Manage Change.

The Closing Session is scheduled on November 2, 2021.

Applicants must serve in a Deputy Director role within the juvenile justice agency and be committed to the full program.  Upon successful completion, attendees will receive a certificate of completion for the training.

Agency deputy directors who operate juvenile correctional and detention facilities—whether at the county or state level, or within tribal communities—are encouraged to apply.   See Request for Applications for more details. 

Interested jurisdictions must email a completed application no later than COB September 22, 2021, to Kevin Shepherd at Kevin.Shepherd@cjja.net. 

Please direct all questions regarding this program to Kevin Shepherd at Kevin.Shepherd@cjja.net.