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2020 James E. Anderson Pennsylvania Conference on Juvenile Justice

 

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Given the unfortunate realities associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission has decided to cancel the 2020 James E. Anderson Pennsylvania Conference on Juvenile Justice, originally scheduled for November 6–8, 2020.

The JCJC is examining ways to recognize all 2020 Youth and Professional award winners, typically acknowledged during the annual conference. The JCJC is also exploring the possibility of delivering virtual workshops and training events typically associated with the event. Additional details regarding both matters will be provided in future newsletters.

The 2021 James E. Anderson Pennsylvania Conference on Juvenile Justice is scheduled for November 3 – 5, 2021 at the Harrisburg Hilton and Towers.  

 

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We are pleased to announce that nominations for the 2020 JCJC Awards Program are now open and include eight professional categories, as well as the youth awards contest. The awards will be presented at the 2020 James E. Anderson Pennsylvania Conference on Juvenile Justice on November 4 and 5, 2020 at the Harrisburg Hilton.

Nomination packets have been sent to juvenile court judges, chief juvenile probation officers, and agencies currently serving delinquent youth in the juvenile justice system. The Awards Committee requests that all juvenile justice professionals encourage youth under their jurisdiction to participate in the contest. Both Professional and Youth Awards materials must be postmarked by June 1, 2020.

We encourage you to help honor exemplary performances by individuals and programs serving children in Pennsylvania. Please contact Keysla Rodriguez at 717.783.8960 or at keyrodrigu@pa.gov if you have any questions or need further assistance. Thank you for partnership and ongoing commitment to this program.

2020 JCJC AWARD CATEGORIES AND DEFINITIONS

Juvenile Probation Supervisor — any individual who supervises probation officers, but who is not a Chief Juvenile Probation Officer, as of the date of the nomination letter's postmark. This category includes all Deputy Chiefs, Assistant Directors, Supervisors, and others functioning in a similar capacity.

Juvenile Probation Officer — any individual who is employed as a Juvenile Probation Officer, but who is not a Chief Juvenile Probation Officer, Deputy Chief, or Juvenile Probation Supervisor, as of the date of the nomination letter's postmark.

Meritorious Service Award — any individual not receiving remuneration for working with at risk, alleged and/or delinquent children.  This individual is a volunteer committed to furthering the development of youth in the juvenile justice system.

Court Operated Program — any program operated by court employees which serves alleged and/or adjudicated delinquent youth.

Residential Program — any public or private sector program serving alleged and/or adjudicated delinquent youth in a residential setting.  This includes foster homes, group homes, residential treatment programs, general child care facilities, shelter care facilities, detention centers, independent living programs, and other programs providing out-of-home, overnight care to children. Award winners prior to 2015 are eligible for nomination.

Community-Based Program — any public or private sector program, not operated by the Court, which provides community-based, non-residential care to alleged and/or adjudicated delinquent youth, including but not limited to, day treatment programs, in-home services, Boys and Girls Clubs, and out-patient services.

Juvenile Court Support Service Award — any individual who provides clerical, secretarial, management, information technology, or other support services to the Juvenile Court.  This includes receptionists, secretaries, clerk/typists, information technology specialists, fiscal specialists, office managers, and others functioning in a similar support capacity.

Victim Advocate Award — any individual who works on behalf of crime victims in a district attorney’s office, juvenile probation department, or in a community–based agency. This individual does not need to be in a position that is entirely dedicated to victims of juvenile crime, but it should be a significant part of their position.

Please Note: Submissions that were not winners may be resubmitted for consideration in the same category.

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JAMES E. ANDERSON JUVENILE JUSTICE YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
 
Since 2012, the Juvenile Court Section of the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges has awarded scholarships to exceptional young people who are currently, or were at some point in the past, involved in Pennsylvania’s juvenile justice system, and is currently pursuing post-secondary education or advanced technical training on a full-time basis, or will be enrolled for such in the Fall 2020 semester. The awards will be presented this November in conjunction with the 2020 James E. Anderson Pennsylvania Conference on Juvenile Justice.
 
 
Award nominations must be post-marked no later than June 1, 2020.

 

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2020 JCJC YOUTH AWARD CATEGORIES

2020 Creative Expression Contest Entry Form

2020 Outstanding Achievement Contest Entry Form

Please Note: Submissions that were not winners may be resubmitted for consideration in the same category.