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Training

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. Professionals from juvenile justice, youth service, education, and/or related fields are all welcome to attend the programs 

The majority of the in-person workshop offerings are hosted in the mid-State, either in Harrisburg area or State College, and the schedule is divided into Spring and Fall training seasons. 

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 available for licensed social workers (LCSW, LSW) and marital and family therapists (MFT) for many of the workshops.

For more information, please visit our staff development schedule at www.jcjcjems.state.pa.us.

We also have a selection of online courses available to the public free of charge. They can be accessed by clicking on the Public Courses section of the staff development schedule.


Certification courses are now available for new Juvenile Court Hearing Officers in Delinquency and Dependency Proceedings. For access to these courses please submit the form below to ra-oajcjc-hearingoff@pa.gov.