Scholarship Opportunity for Juvenile Justice Professionals

Posted January 21, 2021, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

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The Annie E. Casey Foun­da­tion is spon­sor­ing 50 schol­ar­ships for juve­nile jus­tice pro­fes­sion­als to attend the Amer­i­can Pro­ba­tion and Parole Association’s (APPA) win­ter train­ing insti­tute. The vir­tu­al event runs from Feb. 22 to 262021.

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Schol­ar­ship recip­i­ents will par­tic­i­pate in the institute’s juve­nile jus­tice track, which con­sists of six ses­sions pre­sent­ed in part­ner­ship between APPA and the Casey Foun­da­tion. These six ses­sions are:

  1. Juve­nile Pro­ba­tion Trans­for­ma­tion: A Vision for Get­ting it Right
  2. Fam­i­ly-Engaged Case Plan­ning: A Crit­i­cal Com­po­nent of Pro­ba­tion Transformation
  3. Diver­sion Reimag­ined: Not Every Kid That Breaks the Law Needs a Pro­ba­tion Officer
  4. Incen­tives and Case Devel­op­ment Plans: We Have an App for That!
  5. Juve­nile Pro­ba­tion Meets Wrap­around: An Inno­v­a­tive Approach to Super­vis­ing Youth at High-Risk of Reoffending
  6. Reduc­ing Racial and Eth­nic Dis­par­i­ties in Juve­nile Jus­tice: How Ari­zona is Using Data and Part­ner­ing with Law Enforce­ment to Reduce Arrests for Youth of Color

As part of the appli­ca­tion process, can­di­dates must explain how the train­ing ses­sions will aid their juve­nile jus­tice work — includ­ing their efforts to pro­mote pos­i­tive behav­ior change, per­son­al growth and the long-term suc­cess of young people.

Some impor­tant dead­lines and dates:

  • Jan. 29, 2021: Appli­ca­tions due
  • Feb. 10, 20201: Schol­ar­ship noti­fi­ca­tions complete
  • Feb. 22 to 26: Win­ter train­ing institute
  • Late May to Late August 2021: All schol­ar­ship recip­i­ents fill out a short sur­vey describ­ing the training’s impact on their pro­fes­sion­al roles

Each schol­ar­ship recip­i­ent must sub­mit their own reg­is­tra­tion form, attend all six juve­nile jus­tice ses­sions, and have access to vir­tu­al train­ing equip­ment, such as a com­put­er. The schol­ar­ship cov­ers the institute’s reg­is­tra­tion fee, which the APPA will reim­burse if paid in advance.

For more infor­ma­tion, go to APPA or con­tact Travis John­son at the Coun­cil of State Governments.

Apply for a schol­ar­ship to attend the APPA’s win­ter train­ing institute

Read more about Casey’s vision for trans­form­ing juve­nile probation

Check out the Casey-fund­ed prac­tice guide for the juve­nile pro­ba­tion field

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