Transforming Juvenile Probation Training Series Now Online — and Free
The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released a new training series aimed at helping professionals and community organizations advance juvenile probation reforms. The series, called Transforming Juvenile Probation, spans seven interactive sessions and is now available — for free online.
What Is Probation Transformation?
Probation transformation fundamentally reimagines how probation officers work. It examines and addresses what’s in the way of getting probation right, including structure, culture, intervention strategies and relationships. It’s designed to engage families and communities in helping young people grow, adopt positive behaviors and achieve long-term success.
About the Youth Probation Training Series
The series aims to help probation leaders, their staff and community partners learn, contemplate and apply strategies that will fundamentally change the structure and culture of youth probation. The courses are practitioner-tested and expert-informed and include input from young people and families who have experienced juvenile probation.
“Learners will have opportunities to reflect on the bigger picture of youth justice in the United States, the role of probation and what we hope to achieve on behalf of young people,” says Steve Bishop, associate director of Probation and System Transformation at the Casey Foundation.
The following courses make up the training series:
- Course 1: Introduction to Probation Transformation
- Course 2A: Introduction to Racial Equity
- Course 2B: Racial equity and Community Partnership
- Course 3: The Adolescent Brain and Youth Development
- Course 4: Youth Partnership and Positive Youth Justice
- Course 5: Family Partnership
- Course 6: Introduction to Trauma
- Course 7: Organizational Culture
The courses run from 90 minutes to three hours and are designed to be tackled in order. The training can accommodate individual and group learners, with jurisdiction members coming together for discussions within or after each course.
Each participant earns a certificate for completing all lessons in a course.
Register for an Information Session
Three information sessions will provide more information on the Probation Transformation Training series. The virtual sessions, conducted by Casey Foundation-partner Harley Consulting Group, will take place on three days:
- 4–5 p.m. ET, Monday, Jan. 29, 2024
- noon–1 p.m. ET, Monday, Feb. 5, 2024
- 3–4 p.m. ET, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024
Questions? Email PTtraining@aecf.org.
A recorded information session will be available by mid-February.