Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $58,000)
This program furthers the Department's mission by providing grants and cooperative agreements for training and technical assistance to organizations that OJJDP designates.
The American Probation and Parole Association (APPA), Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice (NRCJJ), and the Council of State Governments' Justice Center are partnering to develop and deliver a curriculum for a new juvenile justice certificate program for select probation and parole directors, managers, and aspiring leaders. The Juvenile Probation Reform Academy, which will be accredited through the Standards & Training for Corrections (STC) through the Board of State and Community Corrections in California and by APPA, will be designed to instruct probation and parole directors and managers on the core principles demonstrated by research to reduce recidivism and improve other outcomes for youth in the juvenile justice system.
Participants will develop strategies for applying this research to their own agencies and will learn how to conduct a systematic review of agency policies, practices, and performance, and implement agency-wide reforms. The project team will offer follow-up office-based technical assistance to participants of the Juvenile Probation Reform Academy to assist them in implementing desired changes in policy and practice based upon what theyve learned.