Training Provided By CJJA

Deputy Directors Training

Over the past several decades, the juvenile justice field has recognized 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 devoted to this type of training effort.

Emergency Planning

Provide training for selected sites to facilitate development of comprehensive emergency plans that address the specific needs of children, youth, and families involved in the justice system. This includes preparation for an emergency, immediate response to an emergency, and recovery from an emergency.

Facility Director/Superintendent Training

In response to the growing need for a juvenile- focused training for facility directors and superintendents, CJJA, in partnership with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, developed a training program for facility leadership overseeing facility operations.  The program consists of a four-day, in-person conference followed by a six-month training and technical assistance program consisting of a webinar series and monthly coaching calls.

Length of Stay Training and Technical Assistance

The Length of Stay Training and Technical Assistance’s goal is to support jurisdictions in identifying and addressing key factors contributing to lengths of stay for youth in post-adjudication placement.  Georgetown University’s Center for Juvenile Justice Reform and the Council of Juvenile Justice Administrators, with funding and support from The Pew Charitable Trusts, are assisting jurisdictions by providing education, consultation, and technical assistance.   The Length of Stay Policy Academy includes virtual training modules, technical assistance calls among participating jurisdictions and technical assistance providers.

New Directors Training

A  proven training vehicle, the New Directors Seminar uses a peer-to-peer training forum that connects veteran administrators with newly appointed administrators. The New Director training is a two-day, in-person conference.

Stop Solitary for Kids

A national effort to end solitary confinement for youth, this campaign is a partnership among the Center for Children’s Law and Policy, the Justice Policy Institute, the Council of Juvenile Justice Administrators, and the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University.