Applications Are Open for 2018 JTIP Summer Academy

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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 lawjtipsummer@georgetown.edu 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.

2017 JTIP Summer Academy Is Now Accepting Applications

The National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) and the Georgetown Law Juvenile Justice Clinic have just announced that they are accepting applications for the 2017 Juvenile Training Immersion Program (JTIP) Summer Academy.  The JTIP Summer Academy, described as an “intensive and interactive juvenile defender training program”, will be held at Georgetown Law in Washington, D.C. from June 11-17, 2017.

New and experienced front-line defenders are encouraged to apply using the PDF found here (please save file as First Name Last Name), and all applications are to be submitted to lawjtipsummer@georgetown.edu no later than January 13th, 2017, 11:59 PM EST.  Participants will be required to cover their own travel expenses and accommodations and pay a nonrefundable $200 tuition fee for the JTIP Summer Academy.  Space is limited and only selected participants can be accommodated for the event.  Selected attendees must also plan to attend the event for the entire week.

Drew Kukorowski of the Council for Children’s Rights recounted some of his experiences in an OJD blog post after participating in the week-long program earlier this year.  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”.  Drew also encourages all defenders in N.C. to apply for next summer’s program.

You can find more details about the upcoming summer program below and in the links above.

 

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Years and scope of experience in defense practice;
  • Years and scope of experience in juvenile defense practice;
  • Current juvenile caseload;
  • Geographic location;
  • Public defenders and private practitioners;
  • Diversity.

 

CALENDAR OF ACTIONS

Application Deadline – January 13th, 2017, 11:59 PM EST

Admission decisions announced – February 17, 2017

Deadline for admitted applicants to register and pay – April 3, 2017

Summer Academy – June 11-17, 2017 at Georgetown Law, Washington, DC 

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Must be a front-line defender to apply.