Facility Director / Superintendent Training

The CJJA Facility Director/Superintendent Training  program (FST)  provides juvenile facility directors and superintendents with the knowledge, guidance, and perspectives needed to successfully manage juvenile justice facilities.

A preview of the agenda includes:

  • Best Practice and Evidence-Based Approaches in Detention and Commitment Facilities
  • Strategies to Reduce Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Facilities
  • Applied Leadership and Managing for Results
  • Workforce Strategies to Recruit and Sustain High-Performance
  • Positive Youth Development Approaches to Improve Short and Long-term Outcomes
  • Maintaining Safety and Emergency Preparedness
  • Opportunities for Networking, Team Building and Jurisdictional Planning

Jurisdictions may submit up to three (3) individuals to participate in the TTA program; teams may not exceed three (3) individuals. To be considered, participants must serve in a facility director/superintendent (or deputy superintendent) role and be committed to the entire 6-month training and technical assistance (TTA) program including webinars and coaching calls. Upon successful completion, of both the in-person training conference attendance and TTA/webinar participation, attendees will receive a certificate of completion for the training.

After the in-person training conference, individuals participate in monthly coaching calls.

Facility leadership who operate juvenile correctional and detention facilities—whether at the county or state level, or within tribal communities—are encouraged to apply.

Applications for the next training cohort will be released in late summer 2024.

Please direct all questions regarding this program to Katie Penkoff