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Mental Health Training for Juvenile Justice

The Mental Health Training for Juvenile Justice (MHT-JJ) – developed by and for juvenile probation, detention, and corrections staff – increases staff capacity to better work with adolescents experiencing behavioral health conditions.

From probation intake to secure corrections, juvenile justice staff persons are responsible for the day-to-day care of a large population of youth, many of whom are experiencing behavioral health conditions or traumatic stress reactions. Juvenile justice involvement can exacerbate a youth’s condition, creating a dangerous situation for both the youth and juvenile justice staff. The MHT-JJ increases knowledge of adolescent development, child trauma and adolescent behavioral health conditions, helps staff develop an understanding of how these issues may affect youth-staff interactions, and enhances skills that support effective and safe interactions between youth and staff.

NCYOJ is excited to offer a number of yearly Train-the-Trainer events. As the MHT-JJ curriculum requires specialized knowledge regarding juvenile justice systems and clinical training, NCYOJ encourages prospective attendees to apply in pairings that include a juvenile justice professional and a clinician. Please see registration details for specific date and location offerings.

What are the benefits of becoming a certified trainer?

Certified trainers…

  • Have access to the most current training curricula, which is updated annually.
  • Participate in continuing learning activities to support in-depth understanding of best practice for educating adult learners and emerging research on topics covered by the curriculum.
  • Collect and report evaluation data to the NCYOJ which is used to inform updates to the training curricula, and highlight practice improvements nationally.

For more detailed information, please contact NCYOJ at 

*Although it is unlikely, NCYOJ reserves the right to cancel training courses due to insufficient registration.

*Registration does not include travel or lodging. Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day of the training.

Complete the form below to become a certified trainer or to renew your certification:

Maintain Certification

For trainers that wish to maintain certification and gain access to updated material but do not wish to attend another training.


For individuals that participated in an NCYOJ Train-the-Trainer more than 2 years ago and have not maintained certification.

New Trainer

For individuals that have never participated in an NCYOJ Train-the-Trainer.

  • Boston - June 2019

    Date & Time: Jun 26, 2019 - Jun 28, 2019

    Location: 53 Parker Hill Ave, Boston, MA 02120

Yes, and I am comfortable with my contact information being listed on the NCYOJ website.
Yes, but I would prefer agencies contact the NCYOJ to obtain my contact information.
Not at this time.