Below contains excerpts from the MICHIGAN JUVENILE JUSTICE ASSESSMENT SYSTEM (MJJAS) FISCAL YEAR 2022 STATISTICS AND FISCAL YEAR 2023 TRAINING PLAN.
Since 2013, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Children’s Services Agency (CSA) Division of Juvenile Justice (JJ) has been providing certification training for administering the Michigan Juvenile Justice Assessment System (MJJAS) to private, contracted juvenile justice residential treatment facility workers, MDHHS case workers and supervisors, and juvenile court personnel. More than 700 juvenile justice staff have been trained.
Several Michigan county juvenile courts use the MJJAS and/or have staff certified to administer the MJJAS instruments. To date, staff from 40 county juvenile courts have been trained in the counties of: Alcona, Alpena, Bay, Berrien, Benzie, Calhoun, Charlevoix, Crawford, Dickinson, Gratiot, Grand Traverse, Houghton, Ionia, Iosco, Iron, Isabella, Kalkaska, Lapeer, Lake, Livingston, Manistee, Marquette, Mecosta, Menominee, Missaukee, Midland, Monroe, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oakland, Oceana, Ogemaw, Osceola, Oscoda, Ottawa, Otsego, Petoskey, Roscommon, Saginaw, Sanilac, Shiawassee, Wexford, and Washtenaw ISD.
MJJAS training must be provided by UCCI-certified trainers. Currently, MDHHS trainers are certified to present MJJAS training.
2023 MJJAS Training Plan
MJJAS training sessions for the fiscal year 2023 are listed below. Maximum enrollment is generally limited to 20 participants per session. Training attendees complete two full, consecutive days or four consecutive half days of training to be eligible for certification testing. It is highly recommended that MDHHS staff and supervisors complete the Juvenile Justice Program System Training (JJPST) through the Office of workforce Development and Training (OWDT) prior to scheduling MJJAS training. Certification is required to administer the MJJAS risk assessments.
- November 30-December 1, 2022 – Virtual
- January 31 – February 3, 2023 – Virtual (half day trainings)
- March 16-17, 2023 – Virtual
- May 10-11, 2023 – Virtual
- July 12-13, 2023 – Virtual
- August 2-3, 2023 – Virtual
- October 18-19, 2023 – Virtual
- December 13-14, 2023 – Virtual
Training can be scheduled via the MDHHS Learning Management System (MDHHS LMS) for MDHHS staff or state of Michigan juvenile court staff may schedule by contacting MDHHS at MDHHS-MJJAS@michigan.gov.