The National Juvenile Defender Center and the Georgetown Law Juvenile Justice Clinic are now accepting applications for the 2018 Juvenile Training Immersion Program (JTIP) Summer Academy. This annual week-long intensive training offers juvenile defenders a specially-tailored curriculum developed by juvenile defense experts from across the country that will enhance their ability to provide the best representation for their clients. The 2018 JTIP Summer Academy will be held at Georgetown Law in Washington, D.C. from June 10-16.
This event is open exclusively to frontline defenders. Applications must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Jan. 15, 2018, and a nonrefundable $200 deposit is required for each participant upon registration, which will cover training materials and CLE credit approval. All participants will be responsible for their own housing and travel expenses, and should plan accordingly to attend for the full week. To apply and to find more details, please find an application here or you may also visit their website.
Also, for those of you who are unfamiliar with the program and hesitant about applying, one juvenile defender, Drew Kukorowski of the Council for Children’s Rights, reflected on his own experiences during the 2016 JTIP Summer Academy. He stated that it is “exhausting, but it’s also exhilarating” and “was without question the most informative, innovative, and practical legal training I’ve ever attended.” In his writing, which can be found here on our blog, Kukorowski encourages all defenders to apply to the program.