JDAI Fundamentals Training Team Announced

Posted December 10, 2012, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

The Annie E. Casey Foundation announced the 2012 JDAI Fundamentals Training Team. Members of the team provide two-day trainings to help new and expansion sites get started in JDAI. The objective is to introduce stakeholders to JDAI, its core values, strategies, and practices. Trainings are also offered at JDAI’s annual inter-site conference. The team's membership comprises JDAI veterans and content experts. The 2012 team includes:

  • Valerie Amezcua, supervising probation officer for the Orange County, California, Probation Department, and the JDAI/DMC project coordinator
  • Stephen Archuleta, Juvenile Detention Alternatives coordinator for New Mexico
  • John Ashford, lead court counselor in the Multnomah County, Oregon, Community Detention Program
  • Dennis Atherton, director of assessment and development services at the Family Court Division of the 16th Judicial Circuit of Missouri in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Sharon Bean, detention specialist with the New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission
  • Steve Calabrese, program manager for Washoe County, Nevada, Department of Juvenile Services
  • Carmen Casas, deputy chief probation officer for the Cook County, Illinois, Juvenile Probation Department
  • Avik Das, detention screening supervisor for the Cook County, Illinois, Juvenile Probation and Court Services Department
  • Jesus Diaz, deputy court director for Pima County, Arizona, Juvenile Court Center
  • Julia Feldman, Santa Cruz, California, County Probation
  • David L. Gleiser, JDAI site coordinator for Woodbury County, Iowa
  • Roy L. Juncker Jr., director of the Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, Department of Juvenile Services
  • John Kinsey, training specialist for the southern region of Texas with the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission
  • Doug Mitchell, JDAI site coordinator for Bernalillo County, New Mexico
  • Jose Munoz, JDAI program manager for the Bernalillo County, New Mexico, Youth Services Center
  • Janine Niccoli, field representative in Standards and Training Corrections Division of the Corrections Standards Authority, California
  • Beth Oprisch, JDAI state coordinator for Ohio
  • Dave Riley, juvenile court counselor with Multnomah County Juvenile Services Division in Portland, Oregon
  • Joe Scalise, served 38 years at the 22nd Judicial Circuit of Missouri, Family Court-Juvenile Division, as a deputy juvenile officer, supervisor, and chief deputy juvenile officer, retiring in 2009
  • Edgar F. Sepulveda, Jr., director of the Family Courts in Union County, New Jersey
  • Brian Smith, JDAI state coordinator for Minnesota, president of the Institute for Culture and Policy (ICP), and principal of Smith & Associates/ Planning and Policy Consultants
  • Melissa Spooner, operations analyst for the Circuit Court of Cook County’s Juvenile Probation
  • Michelle Tennell, JDAI statewide coordinator for Indiana
  • Valerie M. Thompson, probation and parole supervisor for the Department of Juvenile Justice in Virginia Beach, Virginia

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