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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