DCF: CJTS Description

Connecticut Juvenile Training School (CJTS)
Description and Requirements

General Description
CJTS is a secure facility for boys committed as juvenile delinquents to DCF and placed on parole  status.  CJTS’ mission is to prepare boys for successful community reentry through education, treatment, and rehabilitative services.  CJTS  residents receive a full range of clinical services based upon their individualized risk, need, strengths and mental health assessments and treatment plans including:  individual, family and group therapy.  Evidenced based therapeutic groups offered are Aggression Replacement Training (ART), Seven Challenges Substance Abuse Treatment Program and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).  Other specialty groups are also offered.  Milieu programming and behavior management is based on principles of Positive Peer Culture (PPC) and facility point level system.
Degrees Preferred
CJTS Clinical Service Department accepts graduate students pursuing MSW degree and Ph.D./Psy.D in Clinical Psychology    
Clinical Requirements
Interns must be in good standing in their graduate program.
General Activities for Clinical Placements
Interns receive training in clinical areas of assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning, individual, family and group therapy. Interns gain experience in working in a secure setting with juveniles and gain an understanding of theory related to juvenile delinquency and risk of recidivism.  Interns may also participate in administrative activities related to program develop and measuring outcomes.
Non Clinical Requirements
General Activities for Non Clinical Placements
Refer to General Volunteer Activities
General Requirements
Background Checks
  • LINK
  • Fingerprinting (state and local)
Time Restrictions
Internships generally run from Sept to May
Other Things to Know
Visit the DCF website and look up Juvenile Services
Other Things to Know

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