12 NCAC 09B .0236          BASIC TRAINING - JUVENILE JUSTICE OFFICERS

(a)  The basic training course for Juvenile Justice Officers 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 justice officer.

(b)  Each basic training course for Juvenile Justice Officers shall include training in the following identified 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 Justice Officer Specific:

(A)          Treatment Program Operations                                                                        4 hours

(B)          Maintaining Documentation of Activities and Behaviors                           8 hours

(C)          Basic Group Leadership Skills                                                                          8 hours

(D)          Effective Behavior Management                                                                    10 hours

(E)           Health Services Overview                                                                                  2 hours

(F)           Contraband and Search Techniques                                                                               2 hours

(G)          Suicide Prevention and Response                                                                    6 hours

Total Hours                                                                                                                          40 hours

Total Course Hours                                                                                                             151 hours

(c)  The "Juvenile Justice Officer Basic Training Manual" as published by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety shall be applied as the curriculum for delivery of Juvenile Justice Officer 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 Justice Officers the Director of the school conducting the course shall notify the Commission of the 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 under Rule .0235 of this Section after January 1, 2013 who transfer from a Juvenile Court Counselor position to a Juvenile Justice Officer position shall be required to complete only the portions of the course identified as specific to the duties and responsibilities of a Juvenile Justice Officer pursuant to 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.