2017 Training Opportunities

May 8-9, 2017 - National Leadership Summit: School-Based Policing and School Safety in the 21st Century, Hoover (AL)

Registration Open! Join the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) in Hoover (AL) in the upcoming 2017 National Leadership Summit: School-Based Policing and School Safety in the 21st Century. The Summit will take place May 8-9, 2017. The Summit will provide law enforcement, school personnel, juvenile court judges, and stakeholders information on addressing school safety. Agenda topics will include:

  • Foundations to a successful school-based policing program and school safety
  • Leadership response before and during a critical incident
  • Reunification: Lessons learned as a survivor of the Virginia Tech tragedy
  • Recovery: Leadership lessons from Columbine and beyond
  • School safety legal update and legislative reform: Government liability and failure to train
Resources:
To learn about promoting school safely, click here to read the OJJDP Model Programs Guide.

June 9, 2017 - Creating a Trauma Informed School Training, Colorado Springs (CO)

Registration Open! Join the National Center for School Engagement (NCSE) in Colorado Springs (CO) for a training opportunity on "Creating a Trauma Informed School." The training will be held June 9, 2017. This training will provide educators and counselors with an understanding of the educational impacts of trauma on students. Participants will learn strategies to help students who have experienced trauma to become successful in the classroom, school, and community. Training topics will include:

  • Impact on learning after a traumatic event
  • Strategies for creating a safe learning environment
  • Relationships/Safety/Control
  • Academic monitoring of student success
  • Creating mindfulness in the school and classroom
For more information about the training, click here.

June 16, 2017 - Developing a Problem-Solving Truancy Court, Colorado Springs (CO)

Registration Open! Join the National Center for School Engagement (NCSE) in Colorado Springs (CO) for a training opportunity on "Developing a Problem-Solving Court Truancy Court." The training will be held June 16, 2017. This training is designed for judges, magistrates, school district personnel, juvenile, parole officers, and professionals in the field working to help students and families improve school attendance. The training will be focused on how problem-solving courts can engage family and community partners to help youth overcome truancy. This training provide educators and counselors with an understanding of the educational impacts of trauma on students. Participants will learn strategies to help students who have experienced trauma to become successful in the classroom, school, and community.

Webinar Recording Now Available! Developing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Your School-Justice Partnership













The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges joined by the Honorable Steven Teske, Chief Judge, Clayton County, Georgia, introduces and discussed the steps to develop a MOU during this interactive online training.


A memorandum of understanding (MOU) is a critical document in establishing coordinated efforts in a school-justice partnership. A MOU is a multilateral agreement among multiple parties intended to express a common vision and line of action. MOUs in school-justice partnerships represent a collective commitment among schools, courts, and other relevant agencies, to adhere to specific principles and share responsibilities for the collaborative engagements. When developing a comprehensive MOU, stakeholders must specifically define the roles and responsibilities of each involved party, as well as clearly identify the areas of shared responsibility. All MOUs should be developed with the understanding that it is a living document and which will be subjected to regular revisions as changes in goals and dynamics require adaptation to sustain an effective collaborative.

New Publication! Developing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for School-Justice Partnerships: Technical Assistance Tools


A memorandum of understanding (MOU) is a critical document in establishing coordinated efforts in a school-justice partnership. An MOU is a multilateral agreement among multiple parties intended to express a common vision and line of action. MOUs in school-justice partnerships represent a collective commitment among schools, courts, and other relevant agencies, to adhere to specific principles and share responsibilities for the collaborative’s engagements. When developing a comprehensive MOU, stakeholders must specifically define the roles and responsibilities of each involved party, as well as clearly identify the areas of shared responsibility. All MOUs should be developed with the understanding that it is a living document and will be subjected to regular revisions as changes in goals and dynamics will require adaptability to sustain an effective collaborative.

This fillable PDF technical assistance tool developed by the Honorable Steven Teske serves as a template that can be used to develop an MOU in your local jurisdiction.

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2017 Issues
School Climate

2016 Issues
Homeless and Youth in Foster Care
Family Engagement
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Students
Tribes and Native American Youth
Trauma-Informed Classrooms
Restorative Justice
Memorandums of Understanding (MOU)
Disproportionate Minority Contact
The Achievement Gap
School Engagement and Connectedness

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Chronic Absenteeism and Truancy
What are School-Based Arrests and Referrals?

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