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2017 JTIP Summer Academy Is Now Accepting Applications

The National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) and the Georgetown Law Juvenile Justice Clinic have just announced that they are accepting applications for the 2017 Juvenile Training Immersion Program (JTIP) Summer Academy.  The JTIP Summer Academy, described as an “intensive and interactive juvenile defender training program”, will be held at Georgetown Law in Washington, D.C. from June 11-17, 2017.

New and experienced front-line defenders are encouraged to apply using the PDF found here (please save file as First Name Last Name), and all applications are to be submitted to no later than January 13th, 2017, 11:59 PM EST.  Participants will be required to cover their own travel expenses and accommodations and pay a nonrefundable $200 tuition fee for the JTIP Summer Academy.  Space is limited and only selected participants can be accommodated for the event.  Selected attendees must also plan to attend the event for the entire week.

Drew Kukorowski of the Council for Children’s Rights recounted some of his experiences in an OJD blog post after participating in the week-long program earlier this year.  He stated that it is “exhausting, but it’s also exhilarating” and “was without question the most informative, innovative, and practical legal training I’ve ever attended”.  Drew also encourages all defenders in N.C. to apply for next summer’s program.

You can find more details about the upcoming summer program below and in the links above.


  1. Years and scope of experience in defense practice;

  2. Years and scope of experience in juvenile defense practice;

  3. Current juvenile caseload;

  4. Geographic location;

  5. Public defenders and private practitioners;

  6. Diversity.


Application Deadline – January 13th, 2017, 11:59 PM EST

Admission decisions announced – February 17, 2017

Deadline for admitted applicants to register and pay – April 3, 2017

Summer Academy – June 11-17, 2017 at Georgetown Law, Washington, DC 


Must be a front-line defender to apply.

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