Juvenile Services Academy

Juvenile Services Academy (JSA) is a 40 hour course designed to train correctional personnel responsible for the assessment, case planning, and/or management, and/or monitoring of juvenile offenders. Course topics may 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

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

The Legislature has continued the mandated 25% cost share for the Juvenile Services 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 (Assistant to the Commander)

(206) 835-7299

Who can attend our classes?

All correctional personnel employed by a recognized Washington State agency whose primary job function is to assess, case plan, and/or manage, counsel, and/or monitor juvenile offenders.

Dress Code

Visitors attending training at the WSCJTC are encouraged to wear their agency logo shirt/uniform or agency ID badge while on campus. 

Visitors not wearing agency identification can attend classes in business casual attire.  They will need check in at the front desk and wear a clip-on visitor's identification card.

Regulation

The JSA must be completed by all employees whose primary job function is to assess, case plan, and/or manage, counsel, and/or monitor juvenile offenders in Washington State per WAC 139-10-237.

Schedule

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

The number of JSA 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 2023 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-1253 Student Liability Release

All forms are available for download below.

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.

 

 

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 Dates & Hours Location Status
72 Juvenile Services Academy 4/10/2023 5/1/2023 - 5/4/2023 WSCJTC
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
Open
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