JTIP Summer Academy

“It was an intense, but an invaluable week of training. I already feel a change in my advocacy, and will be telling my colleagues to apply for next year. Thank you so much for this incredible opportunity.”

“LOVED IT. This was a life changing experience and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to attend!”

“Fantastic program. I hope you can continue providing this service for many many years to come. This program can serve to create a massive constituency for change at the national level by using armies of local defenders.”

– Former JTIP Summer Academy Attendees


for the 2018 JTIP Summer Academy to be held from
June 10-16, 2018 at Georgetown Law in Washington, DC.

Download a fillable PDF application today!

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The National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) and Georgetown Law Juvenile Justice Clinic are excited to offer the Juvenile Training Immersion Program (JTIP) Summer Academy. The JTIP Summer Academy is an annual one-week intensive juvenile defender training program intended for both new and experienced front-line defenders. This interactive juvenile defense training is held in Washington, DC in June. For an idea of what the Summer Academy entails, see the 2017 agenda.


Group shot of the JTIP Summer Academy participants and faculty

JTIP Summer Academy Class of 2017!

Participants who attend the JTIP Summer Academy must cover their own travel expenses and accommodation, and a nonrefundable $200 tuition for the JTIP Summer Academy. Details about housing options and tuition payments will be sent to candidates who are selected to attend.



Selection of participants is based on a combination of factors intended to create a class that reflects the breadth of the juvenile defense community. The following are some of the criteria used in selecting candidates:



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