2023 Reimagining Juvenile Justice (RJJ) Training-for-Trainers (T4T) Institute – May 19

Posted by Annie E. Casey Foundation on May 9, 2023

Annie E. Casey Foundation invites application to the 2023 Reimagining Juvenile Justice (RJJ) Training-for-Trainers (T4T) Institute

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is devoted to developing a brighter future for millions of children and young people concerning their educational, economic, social, and health outcomes.

The foundation invites applications for the 2023 Reimagining Juvenile Justice (RJJ) Training-for-Trainers (T4T) Institute. The professional development initiative is sponsored by the foundation and delivered by School & Main Institute (SMI). This team-based training opportunity is based on positive youth development, building youth services around strengths, interests, and other positive aspects of a young person’s life. It is geared toward state and local agencies serving youth involved in the justice system and their partners. The training program targets professionals working with youth and their families involved in the juvenile justice system. It aims to develop the capacity of professionals to support, divert, and redirect youth to appropriate and fair justice options, including those requiring a high degree of cross-system collaboration and coordination. RJJ is based on research on adolescent development that demonstrates youth thrive in a positive environment with the support of caring adults. RJJ’s positive youth development framework encourages juvenile justice professionals to focus on young people’s protective factors and strengths rather than merely focusing on risk factors and problems.

Six teams will be selected to participate in the training program that will help them gain the skills and knowledge needed to bring the RJJ curriculum to their local jurisdictions. This year, the T4T Institute is emphasizing the role of young adult leaders as designers, partners, and co-trainers. SMI, through the Annie E. Casey Foundation, will cover the travel, lodging, and reimbursable expenses of two team members from a selected site to attend the in-person Denver T4T Institute.

Public systems or government agencies that work with youth in the justice system may serve as the lead applicant. The lead applicant must apply together with a local or state nonprofit entity as a co-applicant or partner in this initiative.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Annie E. Casey Foundation website.

Deadline: May 19, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. ET

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