Juvenile Corrections Personnel Academy - Detention

This 80 hour academy is held in conjunction with JCPA - Probation.  Participants from the detention and probation fields will attend the first week together to increase networking between the two services.  For week two, the groups will separate to attend different training.

The Juvenile Corrections Personnel Academy for Detention Officers is designed to train corrections personnel responsible for the care, custody, and safety of youth in county facilities.  This training is intended to provide corrections personnel with the knowledge and skills to provide care and rehabilitation services in a community or residential setting to youth involved in the Washington State Juvenile Justice System.  Course topics will include, but are not limited to,

  • Current trends in juvenile justice
  • Overview of the WA Model for Juvenile Justice
  • Behavioral health and resiliency for adolescents
  • Understanding diverse communities: Cultural competence
  • Gender specific issues
  • Personal safety: Defense and escape techniques
  • Legal aspect of force
  • Restraints (week two)
  • Control/defensive tactics (week two)
  • Cell search (week two)
  • Behavior management (week two)

IMPORTANT:  The Basic Training Division has moved to online registration through the WSCJTC Acadis Portal by agency authorized personnel. For technical questions regarding the WSCJTC Acadis Portal please email lms@cjtc.wa.gov. For registration questions please email basictraining@cjtc.wa.gov

In order to attend JCPA - Detention, participants must pass the Physical Ability Test (PAT).  PAT will occur generally two weeks after selection for a class, and two weeks prior to the start of class.

Agencies, recruits, and prospective applicants can view UPDATED PAT requirements here. View an overview of the new requirements here. See new PAT scoring sheet here. The ability to administer the old and new PAT has been extended to June 30th.

The Legislature has continued the mandated 25% cost share for the Juvenile Corrections Personnel Academy.  Agencies will be billed post the first day of class and payment is expected prior to graduation.

View our full cost share sheet for mandated and non mandated agencies here.

Serena Anastasio (Basic Training Registrar)

(206) 835-7299

Who can attend our classes?

JCPA Detention is intended for all corrections employees working with adjudicated youth in Washington State whose primary job function is the care, custody, safety, security, supervision, and counseling of youth in Detention.

Required Equipment

A detailed list of academy equipment required will be distributed to participants after their passing of the Physical Ability Test (PAT).  This list will also be emailed to training officers listed on the participant's JCPA application.

It is the agency's responsibility to provide their participant with the equipment needed.

Training Officers: If you require a list of equipment in advance, please contact the registrar for our most up-to-date list.

Dress Code

A detailed list of uniform requirements for the duration of the academy will be distributed to participants after their passing of the Physical Ability Test (PAT).  This list will also be emailed to training officers listed on the participant's JCPA application.

It is the agency's responsibility to provide their participants with the uniforms needed.

Training Officers: If you would like a list of uniform requirements in advance, please contact the registrar for our most up-to-date list.

 

Regulation

The JCPA must be completed all full time corrections employees of a city/county of the state of Washington that fall under  WAC 139-10-210.  The academy must be completed within six months of hire.

Mandated agencies: City, County, State Universities, Dept. of Fish & Wildlife, and Railroad

Non mandated agencies: Tribal Police, Gambling Commission, Liquor & Cannabis Board, WA State Parks & Recreation, Arson Investigators, DNR and Reserves.

Schedule

JCPA classes are typically held 0800 to 1700 Monday through Friday.

The number of JCPA classes held per year will vary each year depending on legislative decisions and funding.  The schedules below outline all classes approved for the specified fiscal year.  

Please note: These schedules are subject to change without notice.  Training Officers must read selection notices carefully to ensure they have the correct dates.

Corrections Fiscal Year 2022 Schedule

Cancellation

Agency's wishing to cancel an applicant must notify the registrar via phone or email.

REQUIRED FORMS

IMPORTANT:  The Basic Training Division has moved to online registration through the WSCJTC Acadis Portal by agency authorized personnel. For technical questions regarding the WSCJTC Acadis Portal please email lms@cjtc.wa.gov. For registration questions please email basictraining@cjtc.wa.gov

To register an applicant for this Academy, the following attachments must be included: 

  • CJ-1251 Statement of Fitness
  • CJ-1253 Student Liability Release

All forms are available for download below. Note: The below application document is for your reference only.

Effective May 1st, 2021:

Submitting an incomplete registration request through the Acadis Portal is allowed. However, the request will not be processed until it is completed- it will remain in the queue (Application List) until all prerequisites are attached. Doing this only guarantees a spot in the queue, incomplete requests will not secure a spot in any specific class. Complete registrations are processed into open seats daily on a first-come/first-served basis. Therefore, it is best to submit only complete registration requests, confirming all aspects of the prerequisites are completed, to secure a seat in a class.

Once a request has been submitted through the Acadis Portal, complete or incomplete, only CJTC may make changes to it. Therefore, any prerequisites needing to be attached must be submitted to basictraining@cjtc.wa.gov.

Course information will be emailed to training officers on selection day for each academy.  Training officers are responsible for ensuring their applicants receive the information.

Training sessions

Session Session Title Selection Date PAT Test Date Dates & Hours Location Status
18 JCPA - Detention 3/1/2022 3/16/2022 3/28/2022 - 4/8/2022 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
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