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  • New Developments in Adolescent Sexual Behavior Assessment: A Webinar for Juvenile Probation Officers and Caseworkers and DHHS Juvenile Justice StaffTue. Apr 27, 2021

    The Michigan Judicial Institute (MJI), in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is pleased to offer a one-hour webinar on new developments in adolescent sexual behavior assessment.

    This webinar will act as a training primer on the Protective + Risk Observations for Eliminating Sexual Offense Recidivism (PROFESOR), and Good Lives Model for adolescents with sexual behavior problems.

    The presenters for this webinar will be Mr. Ronald L. Grooters, LMSW, ACSW, Owner/Director of Clinical Services, Homeward Bound Therapeutic Services, and Ms. Megan Cagney Peña, MA, LLP, Director of Clinical Operations, Hope Network Behavioral Health Services.

    For more information and to register, please see the pdf webinar announcement .

June

MJI Juvenile Probation Officer/Caseworker Certification Examination - Gaylord (canceled)

Friday, August 07, 2020 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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UPDATE: On-site implementation of this exam has been canceled.  MJI will provide more information to participants as it becomes available. Contact information 517-373-7171 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Location: State Court Administrative Office/Region IV Office, Gaylord.

August 2020 Juvenile Probation Officers/Caseworkers Certification Examination-Online

Friday, August 28, 2020
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Michigan Supreme Court Administrative Order 1985-5 requires a juvenile [court] probation officer/caseworker to complete the Michigan Judicial Institute (MJI) certification training within two years of employment.  Click pdf here for the examination announcement.

Register here.

September 2020 Juvenile Probation Officers/Caseworkers Certification Examination - Online

Friday, September 04, 2020
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Michigan Supreme Court Administrative Order 1985-5 requires a juvenile [court] probation officer/caseworker to complete the Michigan Judicial Institute (MJI) certification training within two years of employment.  Click pdf here for the examination announcement.

Register here.

Basic Interviewing, Counseling, and Communication Techniques Webinar

Wednesday, September 09, 2020 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Michigan Supreme Court Administrative Order 1985-5 requires a probation officer/caseworker complete the Michigan Judicial Institute (MJI) certification training for juvenile court staff within two years of employment.  COVID-19 restrictions preclude MJI from holding an in-person Basic Interviewing, Counseling, and Communication Techniques seminar.  However, MJI has worked with the Michigan Association for Family Court Administration to develop an online program.

MJI is holding a series of webinars utilizing virtual technology (Zoom).  The webinars will consist of short presentations followed by facilitated small group work.

The sessions will occur each Wednesday for a period of five weeks beginning September 9, 2020, from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.  Participants must attend and participate in every session.

The agenda for the webinar is as follows:

September 9, 2020 – Dealing with Resistance

September 16, 2020 – Establishing the Relationship

September 23, 2020 – Vicarious Trauma

September 30, 2020 – Diversity and Inclusion

October 7, 2020 – Stress Management

Probation officers or caseworkers with advanced degrees, licensure, or experience which clearly exceeds the requirements of AO 1985-5 may be eligible to waive participation.

For webinar information, registration, and waiver criteria, please see the pdf webinar announcement .

Register here.

Basic Interviewing, Counseling, and Communication Techniques Webinar

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Michigan Supreme Court Administrative Order 1985-5 requires a probation officer/caseworker complete the Michigan Judicial Institute (MJI) certification training for juvenile court staff within two years of employment.  COVID-19 restrictions preclude MJI from holding an in-person Basic Interviewing, Counseling, and Communication Techniques seminar.  However, MJI has worked with the Michigan Association for Family Court Administration to develop an online program.

MJI is holding a series of webinars utilizing virtual technology (Zoom).  The webinars will consist of short presentations followed by facilitated small group work.

The sessions will occur each Wednesday for a period of five weeks beginning September 9, 2020, from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.  Participants must attend and participate in every session.

The agenda for the webinar is as follows:

September 9, 2020 – Dealing with Resistance

September 16, 2020 – Establishing the Relationship

September 23, 2020 – Vicarious Trauma

September 30, 2020 – Diversity and Inclusion

October 7, 2020 – Stress Management

Probation officers or caseworkers with advanced degrees, licensure, or experience which clearly exceeds the requirements of AO 1985-5 may be eligible to waive participation.

For webinar information, registration, and waiver criteria, please see the webinar announcement.

Register here.

Basic Interviewing, Counseling, and Communication Techniques Webinar

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Michigan Supreme Court Administrative Order 1985-5 requires a probation officer/caseworker complete the Michigan Judicial Institute (MJI) certification training for juvenile court staff within two years of employment.  COVID-19 restrictions preclude MJI from holding an in-person Basic Interviewing, Counseling, and Communication Techniques seminar.  However, MJI has worked with the Michigan Association for Family Court Administration to develop an online program.

MJI is holding a series of webinars utilizing virtual technology (Zoom).  The webinars will consist of short presentations followed by facilitated small group work.

The sessions will occur each Wednesday for a period of five weeks beginning September 9, 2020, from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.  Participants must attend and participate in every session.

The agenda for the webinar is as follows:

September 9, 2020 – Dealing with Resistance

September 16, 2020 – Establishing the Relationship

September 23, 2020 – Vicarious Trauma

September 30, 2020 – Diversity and Inclusion

October 7, 2020 – Stress Management

Probation officers or caseworkers with advanced degrees, licensure, or experience which clearly exceeds the requirements of AO 1985-5 may be eligible to waive participation.

For webinar information, registration, and waiver criteria, please see the webinar announcement.

Register here.

Basic Interviewing, Counseling, and Communication Techniques Webinar

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Michigan Supreme Court Administrative Order 1985-5 requires a probation officer/caseworker complete the Michigan Judicial Institute (MJI) certification training for juvenile court staff within two years of employment.  COVID-19 restrictions preclude MJI from holding an in-person Basic Interviewing, Counseling, and Communication Techniques seminar.  However, MJI has worked with the Michigan Association for Family Court Administration to develop an online program.

MJI is holding a series of webinars utilizing virtual technology (Zoom).  The webinars will consist of short presentations followed by facilitated small group work.

The sessions will occur each Wednesday for a period of five weeks beginning September 9, 2020, from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.  Participants must attend and participate in every session.

The agenda for the webinar is as follows:

September 9, 2020 – Dealing with Resistance

September 16, 2020 – Establishing the Relationship

September 23, 2020 – Vicarious Trauma

September 30, 2020 – Diversity and Inclusion

October 7, 2020 – Stress Management

Probation officers or caseworkers with advanced degrees, licensure, or experience which clearly exceeds the requirements of AO 1985-5 may be eligible to waive participation.

For webinar information, registration, and waiver criteria, please see the webinar announcement.

Register here.

District Court and Juvenile Division Probation Officers Webinar: Current and Evolving Drug and Impairment Trends Featuring Officer Jermaine “Tall Cop” Galloway

Tuesday, October 06, 2020 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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With funding from the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP), the Michigan Judicial Institute (MJI) is pleased to offer a two-hour webinar covering current and evolving drug and impairment trends.  Officer Galloway spends countless hours traveling, training, researching, and scanning drug trends all across the United States, including in the state of Michigan.  This training is always evolving with the various drug and impairment trends.  Topics will include new forms of marijuana, over-the-counter drugs, wax/dabs, stash compartments, drug clothing, new easily accessible items, products used to get around drug testing, and more.

To access this webinar, you must register by clicking HERE.  After registration is complete, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from Zoom with your personal link to join the webinar.  We strongly suggest that you do not forward your Zoom confirmation e-mail for use by another individual.

If you are unable to join the webinar, it will be recorded and available for access upon e-mail request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Basic Interviewing, Counseling, and Communication Techniques Webinar

Wednesday, October 07, 2020 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Michigan Supreme Court Administrative Order 1985-5 requires a probation officer/caseworker complete the Michigan Judicial Institute (MJI) certification training for juvenile court staff within two years of employment.  COVID-19 restrictions preclude MJI from holding an in-person Basic Interviewing, Counseling, and Communication Techniques seminar.  However, MJI has worked with the Michigan Association for Family Court Administration to develop an online program.

MJI is holding a series of webinars utilizing virtual technology (Zoom).  The webinars will consist of short presentations followed by facilitated small group work.

The sessions will occur each Wednesday for a period of five weeks beginning September 9, 2020, from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.  Participants must attend and participate in every session.

The agenda for the webinar is as follows:

September 9, 2020 – Dealing with Resistance

September 16, 2020 – Establishing the Relationship

September 23, 2020 – Vicarious Trauma

September 30, 2020 – Diversity and Inclusion

October 7, 2020 – Stress Management

Probation officers or caseworkers with advanced degrees, licensure, or experience which clearly exceeds the requirements of AO 1985-5 may be eligible to waive participation.

For webinar information, registration, and waiver criteria, please see the webinar announcement.

Register here.

MJI/FOCB Webinar: Assisting Parents in Reaching Custody and Parenting Time Agreements

Thursday, November 05, 2020 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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The Michigan Judicial Institute, in collaboration with the Friend of the Court Bureau (FOCB), is pleased to provide this webinar designed for friend of the court office staff.  For more information and to register, please see the pdf webinar announcement .

New District Court Probation Officers Webinar

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 9:00 am - Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:00 pm
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Restrictions imposed by COVID-19 do not allow the Michigan Judicial Institute (MJI) to hold an in-person seminar.  However, we recognize the importance of this educational opportunity and are pleased to offer the content of the New District Court Probation Officers seminar via webinar platform.  For more information and to register, please see the pdf webinar announcement .

Friend of the Court Employees Webinar

Monday, February 22, 2021 9:00 am - Thursday, February 25, 2021 2:00 pm
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The Michigan Judicial Institute (MJI), in collaboration with the Friend of the Court Bureau (FOCB), is pleased to offer a four-day webinar for friend of the court (FOC) staff.  You may register to attend any or all of the days.  Day one is for new(er) employees - those with less than two years of experience.  You may also choose to attend any or all of the sessions on a particular day.  Each presentation will be 60 minutes.

For more information and to register, please see the pdf webinar announcement .

View the draft agenda.

Juvenile Probation Officer/Caseworker Certification Examination

Friday, March 05, 2021 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Michigan Supreme Court Administrative Order 1985-5 requires a juvenile [court] probation officer/caseworker to complete the Michigan Judicial Institute (MJI) certification training within two years of employment.  Click pdf here for the examination announcement.

Register here.

MJI/MPJRA Minor Guardianships Webinar

Thursday, March 18, 2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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The Michigan Judicial Institute (MJI), in collaboration with the Michigan Probate and Juvenile Registers Association (MPJRA) is pleased to continue the live webinar series for new(er) probate registers.

The next presentation in the series will be “Minor Guardianships.”  This presentation will cover the nuts and bolts of minor guardianships.

For more information and to register, please see the pdf webinar announcement .

MJI District Court Probation Officers Webinar: Criminal Justice Reform: Implications of the 2020 Jail Task Force Legislation on Court Proceedings

Friday, March 19, 2021 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
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A bipartisan package of 20 criminal justice reform bills, based on recommendations from the Michigan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration, was signed into law late last year. The laws become effective throughout 2021, and affect many facets of the criminal justice system, including appearance tickets, warrants, sentencings, driver’s license suspensions, decriminalization, probation, and parole.  Webinar participants will learn about the changes that become effective on March 24, 2021, as well as consider the changes that will go into effect on April 1, 2021, and the remaining changes that go into effect on October 1, 2021.

For more information and to register, please see the pdf webinar announcement .

New Developments in Adolescent Sexual Behavior Assessment: A Webinar for Juvenile Probation Officers and Caseworkers and DHHS Juvenile Justice Staff

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
This event does not repeat

The Michigan Judicial Institute (MJI), in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is pleased to offer a one-hour webinar on new developments in adolescent sexual behavior assessment.

This webinar will act as a training primer on the Protective + Risk Observations for Eliminating Sexual Offense Recidivism (PROFESOR), and Good Lives Model for adolescents with sexual behavior problems.

The presenters for this webinar will be Mr. Ronald L. Grooters, LMSW, ACSW, Owner/Director of Clinical Services, Homeward Bound Therapeutic Services, and Ms. Megan Cagney Peña, MA, LLP, Director of Clinical Operations, Hope Network Behavioral Health Services.

For more information and to register, please see the pdf webinar announcement .

Building an Inclusive Workplace for Employees

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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By invitation only.

Building an Inclusive Workplace for Employees

Thursday, June 24, 2021 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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By invitation only.

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