JTIP Summer Academy

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2019 Juvenile Training Immersion Program (JTIP) Summer Academy 

June 16-22, 2019 at Georgetown Law in Washington, DC

JTIP Summer Academy Class of 2018!

“It was a tremendous program. I feel fired up and empowered, both with newfound knowledge and with the sense of having a community behind me. Thank you so much!”

— JTIP Summer Academy 2018 participant

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 our sample agenda.

“I left with more confidence and a long list of ideas to take home, and changes to make. I am so appreciative for this opportunity, and cannot thank you enough for this experience and inspiring community.”

— JTIP Summer Academy 2018 participant

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.


  •  The deadline for application submission is January 13th, 2019, 11:59 PM EST. Late applications will not be considered.
  • Please note that selected participants who accept their slot are expected to attend the full program. Slots are limited and resources are committed in advance for every attendee. This year’s program begins on June 16, which is Father’s Day. Please apply only if you are able to be available for sessions in Washington, DC on Father’s Day.

“It was, hands down, the most worthwhile training I have ever attended.”

— JTIP Summer Academy 2018 participant


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:

  • Years and scope of experience in defense practice;
  • Years and scope of experience in juvenile defense practice;
  • Current juvenile caseload;
  • Geographic location;
  • Public defenders and private practitioners;
  • Diversity


  • Applications due – January 13, 2019
  • Acceptance decisions announced – Februarys 25, 2019
  • Tuition payments for accepted applicants due – March 29, 2019
  • Summer Academy – June 16-22, 2019 at Georgetown Law, Washington, DC

“I am a better attorney for having attended the JTIP Summer Academy and I hope to be an ambassador for more thorough and zealous juvenile defense going forward.”

— JTIP Summer Academy 2018 participant