Learning Programs

NYC Youth Justice 101

An eLearning Program

About NYC Youth Justice 101

This one-hour eLearning program will introduce learners to the New York City juvenile justice system, providing an overview of the history of the Division of Youth and Family Justice (DYFJ) and how it has evolved to meet the current needs of youth and families.

Participants will learn to identify some of the challenges that youth and families face which may influence youth’s involvement in the juvenile justice system, including: the impact of chronic stress on brain development and systemic practices that lead to racial disproportionality.

Participants will explore a fictional case from arrest to disposition and see how these challenges are addressed through the vision, values and philosophy of DYFJ and the variety of programs and services provided along the DYFJ continuum of care.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for all staff in the Division of Youth and Family Justice and Close to Home provider agencies.

Benefits of the Program

Participants will:

  • Explain DYFJ’s juvenile justice philosophy and recognize how a strengths-based, treatment-focused approach will guide your work.
  • Identify factors that may lead to youth involvement in the juvenile justice system.
  • Recall the continuum of care within Juvenile Justice, including the flow of a juvenile justice case.

Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites required to take this course.

Course Components

Once enrolled in the course, learners will complete:

  • An online pre-test.
  • An eLearning program.
  • An online post-test.

Completion of all components is necessary in order to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Continuing Education Units

There are no CEUs associated with this course.