The Juvenile Justice Training Academy of the Tallahassee Community College was established by the Department of Juvenile Justice in 1995. However, the "training academy," formerly a part of the Tallahassee Community College Professional Development Centre (PDC), had been training delinquency professionals under the former Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services since 1992. In 1994 the Florida Legislature created the new Department of Juvenile Justice. The former branch of the PDC responsible for preservice training of delinquency professionals was reorganized into the current Juvenile Justice Training Academy.|
Instructors provide preservice training for juvenile detention officers, juvenile probation officers, and residential juvenile corrections officers.
Academy trainers also provide in-service training and technical assistance to juvenile justice programs and facilities to aid in developing skills and knowledge essential to their job duties.
The academy provides training for North Florida and some of Central Florida (Judicial Circuits 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, and 14).
The Tallahassee Community College Juvenile Justice Training Academy is located in the W.A. Woodham Justice Center at 339 E. Jefferson Street in Quincy, Florida, 25 miles west of Tallahassee.
Currently satellite training sites are operated in Gainesville, Ocala, and Palm Coast.
Tallahassee Community College, Juvenile Justice Training Academy
339-A East Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL, 32351, USA
Phone: 1-850-875-4822 SunCom: 282-4822