By Benjamin Chambers, August 12 2011
Making change in the juvenile justice system to help teens with drug and alcohol problems requires a strong community leader who can convene diverse players, some of whom are not used to working together. Judges are uniquely placed to take on this role.
That's why we're offering two trainings for juvenile court judges new to the Reclaiming Futures model, titled, "Leading Change in the Juvenile Justice System for Teens with Drug and Alcohol Problems." (see below for details).
Reclaiming Futures helps young people in trouble with drugs, alcohol, and crime. Our six-step model has been implemented in 29 communities around the country. In each community, judges provide the necessary leadership to bring together law enforcement, courts, probation, detention facilities, treatment providers, families, schools, and the community to work jointly to help these teens.
A Course Created by Judges, for Judges
If you’re a juvenile court judge, you won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to learn about our collaborative change model.
In this one-day interactive training designed and taught by Reclaiming Futures judges, you'll learn about shared leadership, the role of the judge in leading change, and how to sustain change over the long-term.
- Learn skills helpful for running any problem-solving court, whether or not your community adopts the Reclaiming Futures model.
- Link up with local colleagues, and with judges involved in Reclaiming Futures’ 17-state judicial network.
- Get an introduction to the Reclaiming Futures model and see if it’s right for your community.
When & Where
The training will be held twice this fall.
- September 19, 2011 - Washington, DC.
- October 6, 2011 - Seattle, WA
Reclaiming Futures will cover:
- the cost of the training;
- airfare or mileage, as appropriate;
- a hotel room the night before the training;
- a per diem consistent with federal reimbursement guidelines; and
- $450/day for two days, paid to your court to cover the cost of pro tem coverage for your docket.
These trainings are supported through technical assistance from SAMHSA.
To apply, go here. Hurry, though -- space is limited! If you have other quetions, please contact L.J. Hernandez at email@example.com.
Update August 30, 2011 - We have now reached capacity for our September and October trainings. If you would like to be informed if other training dates become available please use the form available here.
>>Learn more about the training here.
Photo: Steve Punter, under Creative Commons license.
Updated: February 08 2018