thursday, february 10, 2022
Upcoming Trainings beginning in February 2022

MJI Training Opportunities


Friend of the Court Virtual Alternative Dispute Resolution Webinar
February 10, 2022 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many FOC offices have had to provide alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services virtually. This presentation will provide information that will assist FOC offices with meeting all legal requirements necessary when providing virtual ADR services. This presentation will also provide information on how to make virtual FOC ADR most effective and efficient.


New Friend of the Court Employees Webinar
February 15, 2022 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Michigan Judicial Institute (MJI), in collaboration with the Friend of the Court Bureau (FOCB), is pleased to offer a webinar for new(er) friend of the court (FOC) staff. The webinar is designed for FOC staff with two years or less experience. The webinar will include presentations on:
o Overview of the Friend of the Court Office
o Child Support Formula and Enforcement
o Custody and Parenting Time
o Customer Service


Forensic Science Symposium
February 16, 2022 8:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
A virtual symposium for all judicial officers. The Forensic Science Symposium offers judges an opportunity to develop:
o an understanding of the impact of bias in forensic science;
o a familiarity with the different types of forensic science commonly used in criminal and some civil cases; an awareness of how expert testimony can go awry and the role of the judge in those situations; and
o finally, to consider the gatekeeping role under Daubert, in the context of ensuring reliance on objective forensic science evidence.
The Symposium is open to any judge with an interest in forensic science. The Symposium speakers are national and state experts committed to sharing research and best practices to make science serve the justice system. The presentations are designed primarily for the trial court judge handling criminal or juvenile cases where scientific principles relating to the collection, examination and analysis of physical evidence is often used to prove responsibility for a crime.


Intergovernmental Webinar
February 24, 2022 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
More information to come. Please check link above.

New Probate Registers: Developmentally Disabled Guardianships Webinar
March 3, 2022 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Michigan Judicial Institute (MJI), in collaboration with the Michigan Probate and Juvenile Registers Association (MPJRA) is pleased to continue the live webinar series for new(er) probate registers.
The next presentation in the series will be “Developmentally Disabled Guardianships.” This presentation will address the process for petitioning the probate court for appointment of a plenary or partial guardian for an individual with an alleged developmental disability. The presentation will cover the Mental Health Code provisions related to guardianships for the developmentally disabled, the applicable forms, and important “things to know” about the process.


Child Welfare Services Training and Development Opportunities
Child Sexual Abuse Investigation: 8-Part Webinar Series
February 8, 2022 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Safety Planning
February 15, 2022 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Conducting the Investigation: Starting the
Investigation/Investigating the Case
March 8, 2022 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Interviewing Outcry Witnesses in Child
Maltreatment Investigations
March 15, 2022 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Medical Evaluations for Child Sexual Abuse:
When, Where, and Why?
April 5, 2022 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Legal Procedure in Child Sexual Abuse Cases
April 12, 2022 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Building Resiliency for MDT’s
This training is intended for all child welfare professionals including jurists, court staff, prosecutors, attorneys, Lawyer Guardians Ad Litem, CPS and foster care workers, tribes, private agencies, law enforcement, medical professionals, mental health providers, and education professionals.
Participants only need to register ONCE to attend trainings.


Safe and Together in Michigan: Improving Assessment, Engagement and Interventions for Families Impacted by Domestic Violence
February 22, 2022 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
This training will provide information and data related to the prevalence of domestic violence in Michigan child welfare cases, interventions and training, the components of the Safe and Together model and next steps for continued implementation and improvement.
This training is intended for all child welfare professionals including jurists, court staff, prosecutors, attorneys, Lawyer Guardians Ad Litem, CPS and foster care workers, tribes, private agencies, law enforcement, medical professionals, mental health providers, and education professionals.


Child Welfare Services Recorded Web-based Meet-ups
This link provides access to previously recorded webinars.


Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Training Opportunities


Interstate Commission for Juveniles
ICJ On-Demand Training Site
ICJ’s On-Demand training modules provide 24/7 access to a variety of information related to the compact rules and processes.
ICJ Rule Amendment Training
February 9, 2022 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Current Rules Committee Chair Stephen Horton and previous Rules Committee Chair Tracy Hudrlik will review the ICJ Rule Amendment and ICJ Forms changes, effective March 1, 2022.ICJ Rule Amendment Training
February 23, 2022 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Current Rules Committee Chair Stephen Horton and previous Rules Committee Chair Tracy Hudrlik will review the ICJ Rule Amendment and ICJ Forms changes, effective March 1, 2022.


Michigan Juvenile Justice Assessment System (MJJAS) Training Schedule
20200 MJJSA Training Schedule
• March 16-17, 2022 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (a lunch break will be provided) - Virtual
• May 11-12, 2022 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (a lunch break will be provided) – Virtual
• July 13-14, 2022 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (a lunch break will be provided) – TBA
• August 4-5, 2022 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (a lunch break will be provided) – Virtual
• September 7-8, 2022 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (a lunch break will be provided) – Virtual
• October 26-27, 2022 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (a lunch break will be provided) – TBA
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Division of Juvenile Justice (JJ) is pleased to announce a sixth year of statewide training on the Michigan Juvenile Justice Assessment System (MJJAS). The MJJAS is provided to MDHHS through a contractual agreement with the University of Cincinnati Research Institute and is also known as the Ohio Youth Assessment System© (OYAS). The MJJAS is a structured risk assessment tool that identifies the likelihood of a youth engaging in future criminal behavior and informs appropriate risk classification. The MJJAS assessments can be re-administered over time to determine changes in risk level based upon changes in behavioral profile or life situation. The MJJAS can be used at five different decision points for a youth: diversion, detention, disposition, juvenile justice residential placement, and reentry to the community from residential placement. In addition to risk assessment, results from the disposition, residential and reentry tools are assistive for case planning, and for identification of residential and re-entry service needs.
There is no registration fee for this training. JJ specialists and supervisors, and public and private residential treatment staff and supervisors working with juvenile justice youth under the care and supervision of MDHHS will be given priority to register for this training. Registration for others is on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants that fail to attend, arrive late, depart early, or attend only portions of the training will not be eligible to receive certification to administer the MJJAS. Virtual classes will close approximately two weeks prior to registration or sooner if class size is reached.
Registration for MJJAS classes should be completed using the MDHHS Learning Management System (LMS). Those with access to MiSACWIS should have MDHHS LMS access and should follow the listed steps in LMS to register for the training. If you encounter problems or need assistance registering for training contact the LMS helpdesk at MDHHStraining@michigan.gov. If you need to cancel after you have been confirmed to attend the training, this should also be completed through the LMS. If you do not have access to the LMS, you may contact Michelle Sage at MDHHS-MJJAS@michigan.gov or Clinton Wirtz, at wirtzc@michigan.gov for information on how to register.



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tuesday, november 09, 2021
Upcoming Trainings

MJI Training Opportunities

1. Family Division Referees: Ethics (virtual)

November 23, 2021 12:00 pm. – 1:30 p.m.

This webinar is designed for Family Division Referees. The Michigan Judicial Institute (MJI) is pleased to offer a webinar specifically designed for family division referees. This webinar, presented by Mr. Lynn Helland, Executive Director and General Counsel, Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission (JTC), will provide an overview of the JTC and address common situations which result in complaints against jurists.

2. New Juvenile Division Referees Webinar (virtual)

December 1, 2021 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

This webinar was developed in collaboration with the Referees Association of Michigan and designed to address the needs of new(er) juvenile division referees.

JIS TCS Lunch and Learn Webinars

1. Introducing Lunch and Learn Webinars with the JIS TCS Application

November 4, 2021 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Restitution (Linking Joint & Several and

Victim Details

November 17, 2021 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Bonds and Refunds

December 1, 2021 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Merging Names

December 15, 2021 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Deferrals

Child Welfare Services Training Opportunities

1. Child Welfare Prevention Continuum (virtual)

November 30, 2021 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

This training will provide an overview of the Prevention Continuum, which is a targeted service array of prevention and reunification services available to children and families who are involved in, or at risk of becoming involved in, the foster care system. Prevention services can be provided prior to a child protection petition being filed with the court, and reunification services can be utilized when returning a child home from foster care, both of which are valuable tools to help ensure child safety in their own homes. Participants will learn about the current prevention and reunification services that are available to families, and which vary greatly around the state, as well as plans for expansion of the services.

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

Interstate Commission for Juveniles

1. ICJ On-Demand Training Site

ICJ’s On-Demand training modules provide 24/7 access to a variety of information related to the compact rules and processes.



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monday, october 18, 2021
New Training Opportunities for October & November

MJI Training Opportunities

1. Considering SCOTUS Precedent with a New Lens

October 14, 2021 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

This webinar will review past United States Supreme Court decisions that evidence an absent restraint on police violence and racist policing. Professor Chemerinsky will discuss how state courts and judges, relying on authority provided under the state constitution, can disrupt systematic racism in Michigan’s justice system.

As a result of attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

- Explain how past SCOTUS decisions support authoritarian, violent, racist police practices;

- Identify how judicial officers can halt police violence and racist police practices in the criminal justice system based on authority under the Michigan Constitution.

2. What the Best Interest Factors Really Mean: Making Child Custody Determinations Using Plan English

October 21, 2021 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

This webinar is intended for FOC office staff. The best interest factors, set forth in MCL 722.23, are at the core of all custody determinations. This course will explore the meaning behind each factor and what kind of information to look for in each case to help you make a custody determination by applying those facts to the factors.

3. How to Use Custody Case Law to Your Advantage

November 4, 2021 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

This webinar is intended for FOC office staff. Custody case law can provide clarity for certain circumstances and answer difficult custody questions. This micro-training explores recent custody case law and how it can help you in your work. We will focus on how to use this case law in the context of custody and parenting time services to help analyze issues and draft reports.

Child Welfare Services Training Opportunities

1. Pre-Petition Legal Advocacy Strategies for Courts

October 28, 2021 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

This training will explore how courts can develop preventive and pre-petition legal advocacy programs to prevent unnecessary placement of children in foster care. Presenters will talk about research behind the programs, national models, and emerging programs in Michigan. The audience will also learn about how to use Title IV-E to support these programs.

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

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 Commission for Juveniles

1. ICJ On-Demand Training Site

ICJ’s On-Demand training modules provide 24/7 access to a variety of information related to the compact rules and processes.



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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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