friday, september 03, 2021
Training Opportunities for September 2021

MJI Training Opportunities

1. September Webinar Series for Friend of the Court Staff

September 16, 2021 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. License Suspensions and Impacts from Statutory Changes

September 30, 2021 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Using Innovative Enforcement Techniques to Respond to Difficult Parenting Time Disputes

The Michigan Judicial Institute (MJI), in collaboration with the Friend of the Court Bureau (FOCB), is

pleased to offer webinars designed for friend of the court office staff. You may register for either one or both webinars.

Child Welfare Services Training Opportunities

1. ICWA/MIFPA Topical Summer Miniseries Webinar

September 8, 2021 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Indian Child Removal Standards

September 21, 2021 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Case Law Updates

Audience is jurists, referees, prosecutors, attorneys, Lawyer-Guardians Ad Litem, and juvenile court staff.

2. Court Strategies for Expediting Reunification

September 14, 2021 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Audience is judges and court staff. This session will highlight innovative judicial and legal strategies- including preventive legal advocacy, high quality removal hearings, and multidisciplinary legal representation – that have been proven to expedite the safe reunification of children in foster care. Courts interested in pursuing any of the strategies will have the opportunity to work with consultants to devise tailored strategies for their communities on how to best move forward.

Child Welfare Services Recorded Web-based Meet-ups

This link provides access to previously recorded webinars.

Michigan Child Welfare Training Clearinghouse

This link provides access to various child welfare training opportunities provided by the Children’s Trust Fund, DHHS Office of Workforce Development and Training, DHHS University In-Service, Michigan Federation for Children and Families, Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan Child Abuse Training Services, and State Court Administrative Office.

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Training Opportunities

1. Michigan Juvenile Justice Assessment System (MJJAS) FY 21 Training Schedule

September 8-9, 2021 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

October 14-15, 2021 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The above dates are all virtual sessions and include a lunch break.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Juvenile Justice Programs (JJPs) is offering the sixth year (FY20) of statewide training on the Michigan Juvenile Justice Assessment System (MJJAS). The MJJAS is a structured risk assessment tool for youth that identifies the likelihood of a youth engaging in future criminal behavior and informs appropriate risk classification. MJJAS can be re-administered to a youth over time to determine changes in risk level based upon changes in behavioral profile or life situation. It can be used at five different decision points for a youth in contact with the juvenile justice system, diversion, detention, disposition, residential placement, and reentry to the community from residential placement. In addition to risk assessment, results from the disposition, residential and reentry tools can assist with case planning, and identification of residential and reentry service needs for the youth.

MJJAS and the supporting training is available through MDHHS for counties and courts, if interested, at no charge. Certification training to administer the MJJAS assessments is required and available through MDHHS.

To register for classes, please email Michelle Sage at MDHHS-MJJAS@michigan.gov to register. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Participants that fail to attend, arrive late, depart early, or attend only portions of the training will not receive certification to administer the MJJAS.

Interstate Compact Training Opportunity

1. Juvenile Justice Pre-Service and Transfer Training

September 28, 2021 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

ICPC Residential Consultant and Michigan ICJ Compact Administrator will provide the training focused on the ICPC residential referral and all aspects of ICJ including travel permits, transfers of supervision and returns. All court staff are welcome. Training will be conducted virtually over TEAMS.

Advance registration by Friday 24 September is requested. For registration or more information, please contact Roy Yaple at yapler@michigan.gov



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tuesday, august 03, 2021
Juvenile Probation Officer/Caseworker Certification Examination Pursuant to Administrative Order

Juvenile Probation Officer/Caseworker Certification Examination Pursuant to Administrative Order 1985-5

August 26, 2021 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

August 27, 2021 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

This exam is now a computer-based application so it can be taken from the comfort of your home or office. You must still register for one of the sections above.

https://mcap.courts.michigan.gov/mjionline/UserInterfaceLayer/Default.aspx

 



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tuesday, august 03, 2021
Raise the Age Webinar

Raise the Age Webinar

August 19, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

The final part of a three series webinar held in partnership with Michigan Probate & Juvenile Registers Association (MPJRA) and Michigan Judicial Institute (MJI) will provide an overview of the Raise the Age legislation which is effective as of October 1, 2021.

https://mjieducation.mi.gov/documents/calendar-events/1328-mpjra-scao-juvenile-webinars-announcement/file

 



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wednesday, february 20, 2019
Basic Interviewing, Counseling, and Communication Techniques Seminar

SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT


Basic Interviewing, Counseling, and Communication Techniques Seminar
April 24 - April 26, 2019


Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center
Higgins Lake, Michigan

Conference Information & Registration 



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friday, january 18, 2019
Vaporized

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

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6846866010590149378



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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 dolanj@michigan.gov

Petoskey, April 26, 2018

Contact: www.upnorthchildabusecouncil.org



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

SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT

Basic Interviewing, Counseling, and
Communication Techniques Seminar


April 25 - April 27, 2018


Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center
Higgins Lake, Michigan

DESCRIPTION and ELIGIBILITY
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.


LOGISTICS
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.


REGISTRATION PROCEDURE
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 AND LODGING
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 RALPH A. MACMULLAN (RAM) CONFERENCE CENTER
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.


PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE RAM CONFERENCE CENTER FOR LODGING OR MEAL
NEEDS. COMPLETE THE ATTACHED REGISTRATION FORM. MJI MAKES ALL
ARRANGEMENTS.


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.


WAIVER OF PARTICIPATION
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.


QUESTIONS
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
stathakisp@courts.mi.gov; or Anne DeMarco, Program Assistant, at 517-373-7349 or
demarcoa@courts.mi.gov.


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018



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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

Lansing

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

5708 Cornerstone Drive, Lansing, MI 48917

Detroit
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

HOTEL INFORMATION - ATTENDEES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING THEIR OWN OVERNIGHT RESERVATIONS.

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

Lansing

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

Detroit

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

Parking:

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

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: http://courts.michigan.gov/MjiOnline.  Use the invitation code: C729D8.

Lodging

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.

Meals

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.

Confirmation/Rejection

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.

Questions

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

Peter Stathakis, Program Manager, at 517-373-7607 or stathakisp@courts.mi.gov; or Anne DeMarco, Program Assistant, at 517-373-7349 or demarcoa@courts.mi.gov.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, January 19, 2018
 

 



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