1971 Western Avenue, PMB 104
Albany, NY 12203
FAX (518) 456-0561
This course is intended for the new juvenile officer enter the field as a juvenile justice specialist, who will be dealing with juvenile issues within their community. It will give Officers a basic introduction to dealing with juvenile related issues, as well as an insight into the systems and programs available to officers when dealing with juvenile issues. It will also give a basic introduction to handling in depth investigations such as child abuse, sexual abuse, and missing persons. This course is a must for the officer who has been assigned and just entering the juvenile justice field.
This 5-day, 38-hour DCJS-certified course curriculum will include: role of the juvenile officer, laws and procedures of juvenile custody, laws relating to juveniles and applicable case law, functions of related governmental agencies, juvenile diversion programs, investigative techniques, interview and interrogation skills, interviewing the child victim/witness, child abuse investigations, substance abuse, missing person overview, signs of suicide, and current trends in juvenile crime.
All instructors are DCJS IDC certified or experts in the field that they instruct. This course is coordinated by the SNYPJOA Board of Directors and the Westchester County Policy Academy.