The 33rd Annual Pennsylvania Conference on Juvenile Justice will be held November 6-8, 2013, at the Harrisburg Hilton and Towers. The annual conference is sponsored by the Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission, Pennsylvania Council of Chief Juvenile Probation Officers, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, and the Juvenile Court Section of the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges.
2013 JCJC AWARDS PROGRAM
The Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission is pleased to announce the 2013 JCJC Awards Program which will include eight categories as well as the youth awards contest. Nomination packets for these categories were forwarded to all Pennsylvania juvenile court judges and chief juvenile probation officers and are available on the JCJC website www.jcjc.state.pa.us.
Adult Professionals Nomination Forms
RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
Honors any public or private sector program serving alleged and/or adjudicated delinquent youth in a residential setting.
COMMUNITY BASED PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
Honors any public or private sector program which provides community-based non-residential services to alleged and/or adjudicated delinquent youth.
COURT OPERATED PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
Honors a program operated by court employees which serve alleged and/or adjudicated delinquent youth.
JCJC MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD
Honors a volunteer who works with alleged and/or adjudicated delinquent youth.
JCJC VICTIM ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR AWARD
Honors an individual who works on behalf of crime victims as a victim advocate in county government or in a community-based agency. This individual does not need to be in a position that is entirely dedicated to victims of juvenile crime, but it should be a significant part of their position.
JUVENILE COURT SUPPORT SERVICE AWARD
Honors an individual who provides secretarial support services to the juvenile court. This includes receptionists, secretaries, clerk/typist, office managers or others functioning in a similar capacity.
JUVENILE PROBATION OFFICER OF THE YEAR AWARD
JUVENILE PROBATION SUPERVISOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
Chief juvenile probation officers may nominate programs or employees for all of the previously listed award categories. However, individuals must be nominated from the county in which they are employed, and all nominations must be submitted by county juvenile probation departments. Providers may contact chief juvenile probation officers in an effort to have a program nominated in the Program of the Year categories. Nominations must be postmarked by May 3, 2013.
Youth Awards Nomination Forms
Additionally, the Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission will again sponsor a Youth Awards Program to honor youth selected as winners in the contests for Poster, Creative Written Expression and Outstanding Achievement.
Creative Written Expression
Nomination packets have been sent to juvenile court judges, chief juvenile probation officers and agencies currently serving delinquent youth in the juvenile justice system. The Awards Committee requests that all juvenile justice professionals to encourage youth under their jurisdiction to participate in the contest. Youth Awards materials must be postmarked by May 3, 2013. Thank you for your interest and support of the 2013 JCJC Awards Program. Please contact Keith A. Graybill at (717) 705-9006 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or desire additional information.