This class is: Sponsored (What does this mean?)
This class is 80 hours in length and is designed to provide training for entry-level juvenile justice employees responsible for the care, custody and safety of youth housed in county and state facilities, and who also carry a counseling caseload. Representative job classes include but are not limited to, Juvenile Detention Workers with caseload responsibilities, Juvenile Corrections Officers with caseload responsibilities, Juvenile Rehabilitation Counselors 1 and 2.
As mandated by WAC 139-10-240, this academy includes the following core institutional management skills: Observation Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Supervision of Youth, and Discipline of Youth. It also includes Leading by Example; Overview of the Juvenile Justice System; Legal Issues; Mental Health, Residential Case Management & Counseling. Personal Safety Training and Aerobic activity is part of this course and a fitness waiver is required.
Leading by Example: Standards of Conduct, Interpersonal Communication, Effective Techniques for Understanding
Overview of the Juvenile Justice System: Balanced Approach, Restorative Justice and an Overview of the Different Systems Within the Juvenile System
Legal Issues: Laws that Impact Treatment, Constitutional Amendments, Liability Issues
Mental Health: Special Needs of Offenders, Suicide, Drugs and Alcohol, Management Techniques, Terminologies
Gender Issues: Demographics of the Female Offender, Treatment Needs for Females, Why Restorative Justice Works
Personal Safety: Cooper Awareness Scale, Personal Hazards, Possible Weapons and Escape Route in the Workplace, Legal Issues
Gangs: Intervention and Management
Integrated Treatment Model: JRA Tool
Practical Aerobic Conditioning: Aerobics for Physical Conditioning
Prerequisite: This Academy is for Juvenile Corrections Personnel only.
Application: Corrections Division Academy Application.doc / Corrections Division Academy Application.pdf
Submit Application: Nichol Girten, Registrar - Fax: 206.835.7922 /
Questions: Brandon Rogel, Assistant Commander - 206.835.7379 /