For Certified JTIP Trainers

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Lesson 1 – Overview of the Juvenile Justice Process

Lesson 2 – Role of Juvenile Defense Counsel  (Updated Oct. 2020)

Lesson 3 – Organization 101: Managing the Juvenile Caseload

Lesson 4 – Adolescent Development

Lesson 5 – Interviewing and Counseling the Youth Client

Lesson 6 – Interviewing the Youth’s Collateral Contacts

Lesson 7 – Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression (SOGIE) (Updated Dec. 2018)

Lesson 8 – Dealing with Difference

Lesson 9 – Arrest and Intake

Lesson 10 – Challenging Probable Cause and Detention (Updated May 2021)

Lesson 11 – Interactions with Probation Officers, Prosecutors, Judges, and Parents

Lesson 12 – Theory of the Case

Lesson 13 – Investigation

Lesson 14 – Pretrial Discovery Practice

Lesson 15 – Competence to Stand Trial

Lesson 16 – Guilty Pleas (Updated Oct. 2020)

Lesson 17 – Challenging Transfer to Adult Court (Updated Oct. 2020)

Lesson 18 – Principles of Motions Practice

Lesson 19 – Fourth Amendment Challenges (Updated Mar. 2021)

Lesson 20 – Challenging Youth Statements (Updated Nov. 2020)

Lesson 21 – Challenging Identification Testimony (Updated Oct. 2020)

Lesson 22 – Opening Statements (Updated Oct. 2020)

Lesson 23 – Cross-Examination

Lesson 24 – Direct Examination and the Defense Witness

Lesson 25 – Use of Documents and Exhibits

Lesson 26 – Impeachment

Lesson 27 – Evidence and Objections

Lesson 28 – Hearsay

Lesson 29 – Experts

Lesson 30 – Motion for Judgment of Acquittal/Directed Verdict

Lesson 31- Closing Arguments

Lesson 32 – Challenging Juvenile Sex Cases (updated Oct. 2020)

Lesson 33 – Drug Cases

Lesson 34 – Immigration Consequences

Lesson 35 – Disposition Advocacy

Lesson 36 – Preserving the Record and Engaging in Appellate Advocacy

Lesson 37 – Post-Disposition Advocacy

Lesson 38 – Multi-Systemic Advocacy: Family, School, and State Agencies

Lesson 39 – Advocacy in Special Education Cases (Updated May 2021)

Lesson 40 – Advocacy in School Discipline Cases (Updated May 2021)

Lesson 41 – Collateral Consequences

Lesson 42 – Raising Race (Updated Nov. 2020)

JTIP Certified Trainer Feedback Loop Cheat Sheet

JTIP Trainer Checklist

JTIP Logistics Checklist


Maryland Specific JTIP Lessons and Materials (updated May 2021)

Adolescent Development

Advocacy in School Discipline Cases

Advocacy in Special Education Cases

Challenging Identification Testimony

Challenging Probable Cause and Detention

Challenging Waiver to Adult Court

Challenging Youth Sex Cases

Challenging Youth Statements

Disposition Advocacy

Fourth Amendment Challenges

Guilty Pleas

Opening Statements

Raising Race

Role of Juvenile Defense Counsel