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State of Alaska
Dept of Health & Social Services
Division of Juvenile Justice
240 Main Street, Suite 701
P.O. Box 110635
Juneau, AK 99811-0635

Email: Hss.djj@alaska.gov
Tel: (907) 465-2212
Fax: (907) 465-2333

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Division of Juvenile Justice Training

The Division of Juvenile Justice training office is located in Anchorage, Alaska at the McLaughlin Youth Center.  We believe that good training is crucial in maintaining high quality services to delinquent youth and their families.  Operating within the DJJ Quality Assurance Team, the Training Specialist II coordinates statewide staff training programs, serves as the chair of the training committee, assesses staff training needs and manages the training budget and plan.

Training classes are provided for new and veteran staff in all of the areas of DJJ services whether it be for those staff working inside one of our youth facilities, in a field probation office or in the areas of maintenance or administration. Training topics include officer safety, facility security, treatment program delivery, basic computer skills and exposure to best practice programs for youth.  Training is also provided on new and updated Division policies and procedures and the Juvenile Offender Management Information System (JOMIS).  The Division requires staff to receive a mandatory amount of initial and annual training appropriate to their position within the Division.  Below is a sampling of staff training subjects offered by the Division:

  • Security procedures/Officer Safety
  • Proper suicide screening and observation
  • Medication distribution
  • Restraint techniques
  • Department regulations
  • Rights and responsibilities of juveniles
  • Fire and emergency procedures
  • Safety procedures
  • Key control
  • Use of assessment tools
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Social/cultural lifestyles of the juvenile population
  • First Aid and CPR/ Blood borne Pathogens
  • Counseling techniques

Under the guidance of the Division’s Mission Statement we strive to equip our staff with the tools necessary to positively influence youth and families entrusted to our care and supervision.  Using best practice strategies we are better able to hold juvenile offenders accountable for their behavior; promote the safety and restoration of victims and communities; and assist offenders and their families in developing skills to prevent crime.

 

Questions?

 

Contact Carolynn Greene at (907) 261-4513 for additional information.

 

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