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The Center for Juvenile Justice Training and Research coordinates and presents training seminars each year to more than 3,000 juvenile probation officers, juvenile court judges, and staff from both private and public residential facilities. Programs are designed to enhance participants’ skills in working with juvenile offenders and in the administration of services. The programs are taught by highly sought after presenters, many of whom are the nationally known authorities in their respective area of expertise. The Center continues to be recognized nationally as providing state-of-the-art training opportunities for practitioners with few if any equals across the country. The bulk of the in-service training offerings are hosted in the mid-State, either in Harrisburg or State College, divided into spring and fall training seasons. Each season regional programs are held in the Allentown and Pittsburgh areas. Additionally, the Center has collaborated with other organizations to co-host several web-based, distance learning courses. Because of the Center’s program design, a blend of public and private elements, professionals from juvenile justice, youth service, education, or related fields are all welcome to attend the programs that are offered at a nominal cost—representing an outstanding training value.

The Center for Juvenile Justice Training and Research is an approved Training Institute with the Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB). As such, our training may be counted toward meeting the CAC, ACAC and other credentialed certification educational requirements. Continuing education credit is also anticipated for licensed social workers (LCSW, LSW) and marital and family therapists (MFT) for many of the workshops.

Participants are responsible for making their own lodging arrangements. The rates, telephone numbers, and special restrictions for each training site are listed on our registration website.

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