12 NCAC 09B .0235          BASIC TRAINING – juvenile court counselors and chief court counselors

(a)  The basic training course for Juvenile Court Counselors and Chief Court Counselors shall consist of a minimum of 151 hours of instruction designed to provide the trainee with the skills and knowledge to perform those tasks essential to function as a Juvenile Court Counselor and a Chief Court Counselor.

(b)  Each basic training course for Juvenile Court Counselors shall include training in the following topic areas:

(1)           Juvenile Justice Common Core:

(A)          Basic Individual Counseling Skills                                                                   8 hours

(B)          Interpersonal Communication Skills                                                                8 hours

(C)          Working with Families                                                                                       3 hours

(D)          Characteristics of Delinquents                                                                          4 hours

(E)           Unlawful Workplace Harassment                                                                   2 hours

(F)           Career Survival: Integrity and Ethics in the North Carolina

Department of Public Safety Workplace                                                        2 hours

(G)          Staff and Juvenile Relationships                                                                      4 hours

(H)          Gang Awareness                                                                                                  4 hours

(I)            Situational Awareness and Risk Assessment                                                 4 hours

(J)            Restraints, Controls, and Defensive Techniques                                           28 hours

(K)          Mechanical Restraints                                                                                        4 hours

(L)           Mental Health                                                                                                      8 hours

(M)         CPR                                                                                                                        4 hours

(N)          First Aid                                                                                                                4 hours

(O)          Employee Fitness and Wellness                                                                        4 hours

(P)           Trauma and Delinquents                                                                                    6 hours

(Q)          Driver and Secure Transport Safety                                                                8 hours

(R)          DMC- Addressing DMC within the JJ System                                              2 hours

(S)           Verbal De-escalation for Juvenile Justice                                                       4 hours

Total Hours                                                                                                                          111 hours

(2)           Juvenile Court Counselor Specific:

(A)          Roles and Responsibilities                                                                                 8 hours

(B)          Juvenile Law                                                                                                        8 hours

(C)          Intake                                                                                                                    8 hours

(D)          Assessing Risk and Needs                                                                                 4 hours

(E)           Report Writing and Documentation                                                                12 hours

Total Hours                                                                                                                          40 hours

Total Course Hours                                                                                                             151 hours

(c)  The "Juvenile Court Counselor Basic Training Manual" as published by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety shall be applied as the curriculum for delivery of Juvenile Court Counselor basic training courses. Copies of this publication may be inspected at or purchased at the cost of printing and postage from the office of the agency:

The Office of Staff Development and Training

North Carolina Department of Public Safety

2211 Schieffelin Road

Apex, North Carolina 27502

(d)  Upon completion of a Commission-certified training course for Juvenile Court Counselors and Chief Court Counselors, the Director of the school conducting the course shall notify the Commission of training completion by submitting a Report of Training Course Completion for each trainee. The Report of Training Completion Form is located on the agency's website: http://www.ncdoj.gov/getattachment/fbf3480c-05a1-4e0c-a81a-04070dea6199/F-11-Form_10-2-14.pdf.aspx.

(e)  Employees of the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice who have completed the minimum 151 hour training program accredited by the Commission pursuant to Rule .0236 of this Section after January 1, 2013 who transfer from a Juvenile Justice Officer position to a Juvenile Court Counselor position shall be required to complete only the portions of the course identified as specific to the duties and responsibilities of a Juvenile Court Counselor under Subparagraph (b)(2) of this Rule.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 17C-2; 17C-6; 17C-10;

Temporary Adoption Eff. April 15, 2003;

Eff. April 1, 2004;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2017; July 1, 2016; August 1, 2015; May 1, 2014;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. May 25, 2019;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2022.