Juvenile Justice Training

Justice Programs provides training to counties and tribes on a variety of juvenile justice topics, and serves as the state's resource for best practices in juvenile justice for counties, tribes, and local service providers. Training provided and facilitated by Justice Programs falls into one of four core areas.

Evidence Based Practices

Justice Programs contracts with UW-Parkside to provide a series of three-day regional and statewide evidence-based practice trainings three times a year. The Justice Programs Unit Juvenile Justice Team also provides topic-specific trainings that are identified as priorities by the juvenile justice community. The Juvenile Justice team does its best to accommodate additional regional and county-wide requests for training.


Justice Programs provides technical assistance and training to counties on compliance throughout Wisconsin. This training focuses on the JJDPA and other issues, particularly how to effectively address truancy without using secure detention as a sanction, which is ineffective in reducing juvenile crime.

Fair and Impartial Policing

At the request of Wisconsin Law Enforcement agencies, Justice Programs continues to offer training in fair and impartial policing to help officers employ strategies that result in positive interactions with the community. Public safety is enhanced when communities believe that the justice system is fair, equally accessible, and that everyone is handled the same way.

Topic Specific Assistance

Justice Programs acts as a clearinghouse to help local juvenile justice agencies and professionals acquire desired training. The Justice Programs Unit Juvenile Justice team's connections can facilitate scheduling trainings with national experts, and can help local communities explore funding options to support training events.

Page updated:  08/23/2013