OJDDA Training

PLEASE NOTE:  Effective January 16, 2019, a cancellation fee of $25 will be assessed for any cancellations made less than 10 days before the training start date.




(Click Here for a one page list of training coming this year)

Registration is open for all courses except Cross Cultural Communication

Working with Youth in Custody and Residential Settings   

Date: April 6 - 10, 2020                       Location: Medford, OR

Trainers: Detention Managers

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Supervision of Sex Offense Specific Caseloads and the Juvenile Sex Offender Assessment Protocol II (J-SOAP II)

Date: April 14-15, 2020                        Location: Eugene, OR.

Trainers: Rich Robison, John Lynch

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Effective Practices in Community Supervision (EPICS)

Date: April 21-23, 2020                        Location: Gleneden Beach, OR.                     

Trainers: Sonya Littledeer-Evans, Debbie Martin, Rachael Mark

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Cross Cultural Communication, Equity and Inclusion

Date: June 29-30, 2020                        Location: Hood River, OR

Trainers: Sonya Littledeer-Evans, Rachael Mark

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Working with Youth in Custody and Residential Settings

Date: July 27 - 31, 2020                      Location: Multnomah County, OR

Trainers: Detention Managers

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Fundamental Skills for Juvenile Workers

Date: August 17-20, 2020                     Location:  Grants Pass, OR

Trainers: Rich Robinson, John Lynch, Heather Phillips, Rachael Mark, Mandy Decker

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OJDDA 2020 Annual Conference - September 13 - 15, 2020 

Date:   September 2020                     Location: Riverhouse Bend, OR.




Courtroom Training

Date: October 15, 2020                             Location: Independence, OR

Trainers: Rich Robison, John Lynch

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Professional Self Care and Ethics

Date: November 5, 2020                      Location: Gleneden Beach, OR

Trainers: Heather Phillips, Rich Robison

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Working with Youth in Custody and Residential Settings

Date: Nov 30 - Dec 4, 2020                 Location: Multnomah County

Trainers: Detention Managers

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2020 Training Costs



For further information or inquiries, please contact OJDDA at: training@ojdda.org.

  • Fundamental Skills for Juvenile Workers:
  • This 32-hour introductory course is designed for Juvenile Justice probation workers/court counselors who are in their first year of employment.  The topics are designed to give participants a general overview of the basic skills utilized in the day-to-day operations of Juvenile Justice. The presentations will provide an opportunity for learning through lecture, discussion, and demonstration, following evidence-based best practices and cultural awareness.  This course is also an opportunity to network with other probation workers/court counselors from around the state.
  • Supervision of Sex Offense Specific Caseloads & the Juvenile Sex Offender Assessment Protocol - II (J-SOAP II)
    • At the end of this 12-hour training, participants will be able to:  
      • Describe common characteristics of adolescents who offend sexually.
      • Identify relevant risk factors and intervention needs that, if effectively addressed, may reduce the likelihood of reoffending.
      • Identify essential components of risk and needs assessments for adolescents who have offended sexually and common pitfalls and corrective strategies in risk and needs assessments;
      • Reliably score and interpret the J-SOAP-II;
      • Use the J-SOAP-II to guide decision-making and treatment recommendations responsibly and effectively.
  • Professional Self-Care and Ethics
    • Self-Care: People are experiencing high levels of stress both in the workplace and at home.The problem is that this topic is rarely discussed in organizations because there doesn’t seem to be any obvious solutions.  New research in this area is yielding some amazing discoveries and providing some practical approaches to combat this problem.  Paradigms will be challenged as we discuss a new definition of stress and brain research. Hope will be restored as we examine several simple steps to jumpstart, maintain, and increase our resilience to stress. Come with an open mind and leave with a new outlook.
  • Ethics: Typically, the erosion of ethics happens over time, but once it starts, it can be a slippery slope.  The best way to prevent lapses in professionalism and ethical deterioration is very similar to how we would keep from getting sick with the flu: get an annual booster shot (i.e. training).  In this presentation we will discuss the characteristics that make us professionals, various ethical dilemmas we may face in our career, and how to successfully avoid, or at least navigate, these traps.
  • Effective Practices in Community Supervision Training
    • Learn, understand, and be able to apply the principles of effective intervention
    • Learn and be able to implement the EPICS model
    • Learn and understand cognitive behavioral interventions
    • Learn and understand key core correctional practices and how to implement specific cognitive behavioral intervention tools - Relationship skills, Structured skill building, Effective reinforcement, Disapproval and Use of Authority, Problem-solving, Cognitive Restructuring
    • Learn how to improve work with families
  • Cross Cultural Communication, Equity and Inclusion
  • Participants will engage in simulation activities where themes of assumptions, misconceptions, stereotypes, prejudice, group identity and belonging emerge. Participants will experience effective/ineffective cross-cultural communications strategies and experiences.
  • Through large and small group discussions and activities, participants will gain greater awareness of unearned advantages and unearned disadvantages that exist in our lives and how inequitable systems occur. Participants will review RRI and how disproportionate minority contact occurs and its impacts. Participants will learn key concepts for understanding and interrupting systems of power, oppression and bias.
  • Working with Youth in Custody and Residential Settings
    • This training week focuses on implementation of best practices, self-awareness, working with special populations, interviewing and assessment skills, teambuilding, conflict resolution, and much more.

A certification form will need to be filled out by a director or supervisor from the county requesting certification.  Once completed, send the form to training@ojdda.org.

Training Committee 

Chair: Sonya Littledeer-Evans, Deschutes County
Joe Ferguson, Jackson County
Stacia Tyacke, Columbia County
Mandy Decker, Wallowa County
Debbie Martin, OYA

Training Faculty - - Email All Trainers at trainers@ojdda.org                                                                       

Rich Robison, Polk Co.                         
Mike Miller, Marion Co.                        
John Lynch, Yamhill Co.                                    
Craig Bachman, Multnomah Co.                                                 
Mandy Decker, Wallowa Co.           
Scott Paasch, Yamhill Co.
Dan Carr, Douglas Co.
Sonya Littledeer-Evans, Deschutes Co.
Jean Nicholas, Jackson Co.
Debbie Martin, OYA
Rachael Marks, Washington Co.

Email Your Training Questions to training@ojdda.org

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