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Re-Imagining Juvenile Justice: A Positive Youth Development Mindset 

The 2019 “Train-the-Trainer Institute”: A Professional Workforce Development Initiative

At the heart of emerging trends in the field of youth development is the critical importance of adolescent brain development and the essential need for youth to develop in a positive environment with the support of caring adults.

School & Main Institute and the Annie E. Casey Foundation will work with 15 sites from across the U.S. on a “Train-the-Trainer” initiative. After the training, teams will deliver the Re-Imagining Juvenile Justice curriculum back home to professionals in the field. Our hope is that this training will help transform juvenile probation and support youth in the best way possible.

In a Nutshell

Founded in 1985 at Brandeis University’s Heller School of Social Policy and Management, School & Main Institute (SMI) has grown into a nationally recognized, independent non-profit training and partnership development organization that has worked with organizations and state agencies in more than 35 states.


School & Main Institute staff and faculty have years of expertise as organizational leaders, program developers, trainers, and facilitators in the fields of education, workforce preparation, youth and community development.

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