friday, january 18, 2019

The use of vape pens, for legal and illegal substances, is rapidly increasing. Law enforcement personnel consistently come in contact with people using vape pens, however, most officers are not familiar with these devices. This webinar will go over the basic knowledge of vaping. Other topics that will be covered include why vaping is popular, types of vape pens, how they work, and what type of drugs are being vaped.

Presenter: Trooper Ryan Hutton with the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Ryan is a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) instructor and responsible for the Highway Patrol’s impaired driving programs, including coordination of Missouri's DRE Program. He has created several courses on impaired driving including HGN 360, Drugged Driving 101, Defending Field Sobriety Tests, Drugged Driving for Prosecutors, and Marijuana Minutes. Ryan was awarded Officer of the Year in 2013 by Mothers Against Drunk Driving and Trooper of the Year in 2017 by the Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Advisory Council. He focuses on providing up-to-date training for officers and prosecutors on the frequently changing drug trends across the country.

Tue, Jan 29, 2019 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

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wednesday, january 09, 2019
Interstate Compact on Juveniles-Webinar for juvenile division staff

The Interstate Commission for Juveniles is providing two free-two-hour webinars of interest to juvenile division staff

JAN 30 @ 2 PM ICJ Training Part 1 - History/Transfers/Travel Permits

JAN 31 @ 2 PM ICJ Training Part 2 - Runaway/Return/Liability


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thursday, march 29, 2018
Additional "Tall Cop" Trainings in Michigan

"Tall Cop" will be conducting trainings at the following locations in Michigan:

Gaylord, April 5 & 6, 2018

Escanaba, May 2 & 3, 2018

Contact: Jamie Dolan at

Petoskey, April 26, 2018


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monday, february 26, 2018
Basic Interviewing, Counseling, and Communication Techniques Seminar


Basic Interviewing, Counseling, and
Communication Techniques Seminar

April 25 - April 27, 2018

Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center
Higgins Lake, Michigan

This seminar is held pursuant to Michigan Supreme Court Administrative Order 1985-5, which states, in part: “A probation officer/caseworker. . . must complete the Michigan Judicial Institute certification training for juvenile court staff within two years after date of employment.” (Administrative Order No. 1985-5, § I.C.1.b.1.) Registration is limited to this specific staff.

On-site registration will take place from 12:30 to 12:55 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25. The seminar will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m.
Note: There will be a mandatory Wednesday evening session from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Daily programming on Thursday, April 26 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. -- with optional evening sessions) and Friday, April 27 (8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) will consist of morning and afternoon presentations. Presentations will be followed by working group sessions moderated and guided by experienced counseling practitioners.

The registration deadline for this seminar is Friday, March 23, 2018. The attached form (which may be duplicated) must be received by the Michigan Judicial Institute (MJI) on or before the deadline. Registration confirmation, travel directions, and other pertinent seminar materials will be forwarded to accepted participants immediately following the registration deadline.

Meals: MJI will provide all seminar meals beginning with lunch at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, April 25. Please let us know on the attached registration form if you will arrive by noon for lunch on Wednesday. Meals will be provided through lunch on Friday, April 27.
Lodging: Will be provided Wednesday and Thursday evenings. All rooms are nonsmoking, double-occupancy. Lodging is available for all participants.
Space limitations prohibit lodging for, or accommodating, spouses, family, or friends of the seminar participants.

Depending upon enrollment, a limited number of single-occupancy rooms may be available on a firstcome,first-served basis (based upon the date the registration form is received by MJI) at the state perdiem rate of $37.50 per night, plus taxes. Payment for single-occupancy rooms must be made to the
Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center at the time of on-site registration. Payment for singleoccupancyrooms may be made by check, Visa, or MasterCard. Participants interested in singleoccupancy lodging should indicate that preference on the attached registration form. Requesting a single-occupancy room does not guarantee that you will receive single-occupancy lodging.
The facility accommodates persons with disabilities. If you require special accommodations due to a
disability, please indicate your needs on the attached registration form.

The RAM Conference Center is a Department of Natural Resources facility, in a rustic setting on the
shores of north Higgins Lake. Rooms are sparsely accommodated with two single beds, desk, and
chest of drawers; very similar to college dorm rooms. Other accommodations include community
bathrooms, by gender, with common shower stall and sink areas. Dispenser soap is provided, but
individuals should bring their own toiletries.


Dress for the seminar is extremely casual and comfortable – sweatshirts, jeans, etc. There will be
some outside walking between sleeping cabins, dining areas, group sessions, and classrooms, so
prepare for a variety of weather and terrain.

This seminar is mandatory for all family division/juvenile [court] staff requiring certification. However,
MJI has developed a “waiver” process for staff holding the following minimum credentials:
1. a. A master’s degree in social sciences or a related human services field, of which at least two
semester credits must be in the area of counseling techniques with youth; and/or
b. Possession of appropriate state of Michigan licensure; including, but not limited to, licensed
professional counselor, licensed/limited licensed psychologist, certified/licensed social worker, or
licensed family therapist.
2. Alternative qualifications that demonstrate the applicant’s knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly
exceed the minimum requirements of the Administrative Order. Alternative qualifications will be
considered on a case-by-case basis.
To exercise the “waiver”, you must provide sufficient evidence of the above minimum credentials,
and/or alternative qualifications, along with the attached registration form. MJI will review your
request and provide a response within 10 business days.

If you have any questions or would like further information concerning the seminar, registration, or
waiver process, please contact Peter Stathakis, Program Manager, at 517-373-7607 or; or Anne DeMarco, Program Assistant, at 517-373-7349 or


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thursday, february 01, 2018
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Training


Improving Outcomes for Youth, Families, and Agencies by Recognizing and Responding to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and Other Neurocognitive Impairments

FASD Training Locations & Training Times

Registration: 8:30am-9:00am and Training: 9:00am-4:00pm

Mt. Pleasant
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Courtyard by Marriott at Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858


Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Lansing Community College West Campus,

5708 Cornerstone Drive, Lansing, MI 48917

Friday, February 23, 2018
Hilton Garden Inn Detroit Downtown, 351 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

**We will have future training date in the Upper Peninsula in spring of 2018


Mt. Pleasant
Courtyard by Marriott at Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Rate:  $75 plus taxes; to receive this special rate, call (989) 773-1444 and use this group code:  MACMHB


Country Inn Suites by Carlson, 6511 Centurion Drive, Lansing, MI 48917

Rate:  $75/plus tax per night; to receive this special rate, call (517) 827-7000 and use this group code:  MACMHB


Hilton Garden Inn Detroit Downtown, 351 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
Rate:  $75 plus taxes; to receive this special rate, call (313) 967-0900 and use this group code:  CMHAM


Overnight parking - Valet only $30 
Daily parking - Self-parking- $5-$10 per vehicle

Valet parking - $15 per vehicle

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thursday, february 01, 2018
Motivational Interviewing: A Skill-Based Strengths Training for Juvenile Probation Officers and Caseworkers

Seminar Announcement

Motivational Interviewing: A Skill-Based Strengths Training for Juvenile Probation Officers and Caseworkers

February 27-28, 2018, Michigan Hall of Justice, Lansing, Michigan

Seminar Description

The Michigan Judicial Institute (MJI) is pleased to offer a two-day seminar designed for juvenile division probation officers and caseworkers.

Motivational Interviewing is a widely-used approach for addressing adolescent substance use. Recent research shows that 67 percent of juveniles participating in Motivational Interviewing reported statistically significant improved substance use outcomes.


Faculty for this seminar will be Mr. Michael D. Clark, MSW, LMSW.  Mr. Clark is a trainer/consultant to the helping professions and is currently the director of the Center for Strength-Based Strategies.  He is committed to the research, development, and training of strength-based strategies for practice and programming.  Mr. Clark, a former juvenile probation officer with extensive experience, is a registered trainer with the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers.  Mr. Clark is also the coauthor of a monograph published by the National Institute of Corrections titled “Motivating Offenders to Change: A Guide for Probation and Parole Officers.”

Seminar Logistics

The seminar will commence at 9:00 a.m. and conclude by 4:00 p.m. each day.

Participant Eligibility

Due to the interactive nature of this seminar, space is limited and will be restricted to juvenile division probation officers, caseworkers, and supervisors.

Registration Procedure

MJI uses online registration.  Please go to the following link to register:  Use the invitation code: C729D8.


Double-occupancy lodging is assigned by MJI at the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Lansing at Eastwood for the evenings of February 26 and 27.  To qualify for MJI paid lodging, your office must be located more than 65 miles from the Michigan Hall of Justice.

If a single room is requested, you are responsible for the additional lodging room cost (approximately $37.50 per night, plus applicable taxes).  Please make the appropriate lodging request when you e-register.

Facility space constraints do not allow MJI to make any arrangements for lodging of spouses, family, or friends of seminar participants.


MJI will provide a group luncheon and refreshments each day of the seminar.  All other meals and incidental expenditures, including mileage, telephone calls, entertainment, etc., are your responsibility.

Persons with Disabilities

The Michigan Hall of Justice accommodates persons with disabilities.  If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please indicate your needs when you e-register.


Given space limitations, it is not likely that everyone who registers is going to be accepted. Registrants selected for attendance will be e-mailed confirmation and other pertinent information following the registration deadline.  If you do not receive an e-mail by February 20, please contact MJI.


If you have questions concerning the seminar or the registration process, please contact

Peter Stathakis, Program Manager, at 517-373-7607 or; or Anne DeMarco, Program Assistant, at 517-373-7349 or

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, January 19, 2018


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friday, september 29, 2017
Juvenile Justice Vision 2020 Conference

Juvenile Justice Vision 2020 Training - October 2017 Training Event

October 26-27, 2017 Training Event – LGBTQI Youth: Queer Criminology, Building Safety and Legal Updates

Cost to attend is $25 for Juvenile Justice Vision 20/20 members, $10 for all students, and $50 for non-members. Additional membership information is available at:

Within the United States as a whole, and certainly within the juvenile justice community, issues surrounding LGBTQI people are coming to light at a rapid pace.  In an effort to address the growing number of questions regarding treatment and placement of this population, the Juvenile Justice Vision 20/20 Executive Team is pleased to present “LGBTQI Youth: Queer Criminology, Building Safety and Legal Updates”.  At this training event, participants will have an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the issues facing LGBTQI youth, their role in the juvenile justice system, and will be provided tangible treatment resources. Click here for speaker bios and workshop information.

Please note: While the overarching theme of this training is related to the information presented during the June Training event, this is an entirely separate training.  A basic review of the language and terms may be presented, but overlap of content with earlier training material will be limited. For registrants who were unable to attend the June Training event, session summaries and materials can be found at:

Thursday, October 26, 2017

8:00 a.m. – Conference registration begins

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Welcome by emcee Kevin Bowling and Dr. Paul Stansbie, Associate Dean of the Grand Valley State University College of Community and Public Service

9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. – Keynote address, Queer Criminology, presented by Dr. Carrie Buist and Dr. Emily Lenning

In the keynote presentation, participants will explore the origins of Queer Criminology, survey the foundational research and scholarship in this emerging field, and offer suggestions for the future.  Topics covered will include the criminalization of queerness, the policing of Queer communities, Queer experiences in the courtroom, and the correctional control of Queer people.

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. – Plenary session, LGBTQ Youth and the Criminal Legal System, presented by Dr. Carrie Buist and Dr. Emily Lenning

This session will introduce the issues facing LGBTQ youth involved in the criminal legal system.  Activities and discussion will be used to highlight the over­ criminalization of LGBTQ youth and its consequences, and to explore avenues for social justice.

2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. – Break

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Plenary session, Legal Update, presented by Tonya Krause-Phelan, JD and Tracey Brame, JD

During this plenary, Cooley Law School Professors Tonya Krause-Phelan and Tracey Brame will provide an update of juvenile justice legal changes from 2016 and 2017, including recent changes to the minor in possession statute and Raise the Age legislation updates and impacts.

 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Closing

Friday, October 27, 2017

8:00 a.m. – Conference registration begins

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Welcome by emcee Kevin Bowling, Juvenile Justice Vision 20/20 President Sandi Metcalf and Dean George Grant of the Grand Valley State University College of Community and Public Service

9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. – Plenary session, Building Safety with Youth and Families: Recognizing and Affirming SOGIE, presented by Jessie Fullenkamp, LMSW

This presentation will examine why and how to work with families who have children that identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ);  specifically, in the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice systems. Participants will be provided with tools for how to contribute to preserving families while building acceptance for LGBTQ youth identity.

Whether you are working with the courts, law enforcement, DHHS, private agencies or local organizations that touch the juvenile justice system and at-risk youth, this conference will provide you with invaluable resources, ideas and encouragement.

Continuing Education Units (CEU)

CEU information is pending, but Juvenile Justice Vision 20/20 hopes to offer up to 7.5 continuing education units.  An additional $10.00 will be applied at registration for interested participants.  For questions, or for an update on the number of CEUs available, please contact

Location and Parking:

Grand Valley State University, DeVos Center 122E - Loosemore Auditorium

401 W. Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49504


Free parking = (20) Seward Parking Ramp (SPL)...A-B5


A room block for participants is now available at the Comfort Inn Airport, 4155 28th Street S.E.Grand Rapids MI, 49512.

For reservations call 616-235-7611 and let them know this is for the JJV20/20 Training Event. Participants will need to provide their name, type of room, check-in and checkout dates, valid credit card number and any special requests.

Make your reservations now - room blocks expire on October 11th!

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monday, november 21, 2016
Juvenile Probation Officer and Caseworkers Seminar

The Michigan Judicial Institute (MJI) is pleased to offer a one and one-halfed day seminar designed for juvenile justice professional staff - probation officers and caseworkers - who work directly with juvenile offenders.

Juvenile Probation Officer and Caseworkers Seminar

January 11 and 12, 2017

Michigan Hall of Justice, Lansing


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monday, march 30, 2015
Other Training Opportunities

Althought JJAM offers quality training for it's members, this forum allows other agencies to post trainings related to court professionals and juvenile justice staff.  JJAM reserves the right to edit post based on the content.

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thursday, september 22, 2011
State Courts website for job openings

Click the following link to view court related job openings in Michigan

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