JUVENILE CORRECTIONS PERSONNEL - DETENTION (JCPA-DET #1416)
As of December 2014, Juvenile Detention/Corrections Officers and Juvenile Probation Counselors will attend the academy together. This new academy combined and replaced the Juvenile Corrections Officers Academy (JCOA) and Juvenile Services Academy (JSA). Detention and Probation officers will now partially train together in order to lower expenses for agencies and increase networking between detention and probation services.
Training requirements for or corrections personnel is detailed in RCW 43.101.220 and WAC 139-10-210. Corrections personnel are required to complete basic training within six months of the start of their full time employment.
The Juvenile Corrections Personnel Academy (JCPA-DET) for Detention Officers is designed to train corrections personnel responsible for the care, custody, and safety of youth in county facilities. The Juvenile Corrections Personnel Academy (1416-DET) is an 80 hour academy. Training Juvenile Detention/Corrections Officers with the knowledge and skills to provide care and rehabilitation services in a community or residential setting to youth involved in the Washington State Juvenile Justice System. Participants will learn about the Washington Model of Juvenile Justice. The related Laws, Legal Issues, Juvenile Court and Detention processes necessary to hold youth accountable while teaching them to rebuild relationships with their families, schools, and community.
This academy applies to employees whose job duties include, but are not limited to:
Week 1 of JCPA is designed for both detention and probation personnel and includes the following topics:
Registration & Enrollment Process
All registration is on a first come first serve basis. Once a class is full, CJTC will start adding applications to the next available class.
Application Packet includes the following:
Basic Academy Application Form CJ-1254 *Updated 11/2017*
Previous application versions will not be accepted.
Physical Ability Test (PAT)
As an entrance requirement, all Juvenile Detention/Corrections Officers are required to successfully complete and pass the Physical Ability Test (PAT). Applicants must be physically able to actively and fully participate in the defensive tactics and other required physical activities in accordance with WAC 139-10-212. For this purpose, applicants must receive a passing score in each of the following testing areas: Push-ups, Sit-ups, and a 1.5 Mile Run. Failure to demonstrate a requisite level of fitness within each assessment area will result in ineligibility for Academy admission and attendance. The Statement of Fitness Form is valid for 6 months from the date of examination.
Navy blue gym shorts (no more than 3" above the knee), and/or sweatpants
White crew neck t-shirt: Apply 2" BLACK block-style lettering with the student's last name across the front chest and between the shoulder blades.
Navy blue sweatshirt (OPTIONAL): Apply 2" WHITE block-style lettering as directed above.
*Per Commission standards, participants in other attire will not be allowed to participate in the PAT*