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Become a Juvenile Defense Trainer

The Texas Indigent Defense Commission (TIDC) and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA) seek 18 attorneys for certification as elite trainers in juvenile defense.

The Juvenile Training Immersion Program (JTIP) is a highly specialized, comprehensive, 42-lesson trial advocacy program designed to enhance the capacity of juvenile defense attorneys across the country.

JTIP is the gold standard in training for juvenile defenders & reflects a core commitment to the unique role & critical importance of specialized defense counsel in juvenile courts.

JTIP Trainer Certification is a 3-day intensive train-the-trainer program, tentatively scheduled for April 1st – 3rd, 2020 in Austin, Texas. The course centers on adult learning theory, maximizing dynamic facilitation and presentation skills, building techniques for providing skills-based feedback, and a comprehensive introduction to JTIP and the JTIP training methods. By attending this course you will become part of an elite corps of Certified JTIP trainers across the nation.

The costs of the program and travel will be covered by TIDC and TCDLA. In return, those selected commit to the following:

  • Attend the entire three-day trainer and certification course, tentatively scheduled for April 1 – 3, 2020;
  • Work with TIDC and TCDLA to tailor the national JTIP materials to Texas-specific law;
  • Develop and deliver a JTIP-based training at least one (1) time per year over the course of three (3) years in their home region (or an assigned region) of Texas;

Please note: No compensation will be provided for developing or facilitating trainings.

For questions on the application process, please contact:

Kathleen Casey-Gamez, Senior Policy Analyst
512-463-2573 |


  1. Application: Click Here to apply
  2. Email the following to
  3. Resumé / C.V.: Please send a copy of your resumé or C.V. along with this application.
  4. Letters of Support: If you have any letters from supervisors, colleagues, or others that support your skills as an advocate for youth and/or support your ability to engage in statewide training, please email a copy.


Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
512.478.2514  p
512.469.0512  f

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