Juvenile Department Volunteer Program

Overview | Practice Opportunities | Application Process | Internship | Upcoming Trainings | Contact


Over the years we have been fortunate to have numerous students and volunteers work with us to gain hands-on experience, learn about the juvenile justice system and assist us in our work.  It is our goal that students and volunteers will perform specific job responsibilities that lead to practical work experiences related to the field of juvenile justice. 

Opportunities for practice

  • Probation
  • Drug Court
  • Skills Groups Facilitation
  • Community Service
  • Youth Supervision (Community Connections, Project Payback)
  • Restorative Justice
  • Dialogue Facilitation (through Partner Clackamas Resolution Services)
  • Research and Evaluation
  • Clerical Support

Application process and guidelines

  1. All applicants will need to complete an application , an interview, reference checks, a criminal history check, and a driving history check.
  2. All applicants must be at least 21 years of age at the time of their experience.
  3. After being accepted for a student/volunteer position, a full time staff member will provide orientation regarding the Juvenile Department's policies and procedures, training, supervision and evaluation.
  4. All student and volunteer positions are unpaid. It is expected that persons accepted into these positions will be reliable, dependable and will carry themselves professionally.
  5. All program participants will be expected to learn and follow the policies and procedures of the Juvenile Department.
  6. All students and volunteers are accepted on a case by case basis.

Internship and practicum

Students working towards their Associates, Bachelors and Masters Degrees are interviewed and the agency works to create a learning opportunity to meet their needs. As the various colleges and universities have different expectations of hours and duties we will attempt to meet the requirements with each student.  Students with a strong interest in Juvenile Corrections, Social Service, Psychology, Sociology or other related areas are encouraged to apply. 

For further detail on expectations and potential learning objectives and guidelines we encourage you to read the following descriptions on our current volunteer and intern opportunities.

If you are interested in such an opportunity, please call 503-655-8342and ask for the Volunteer Coordinator. All internships are full for the summer of 2018. If you are interested in internships starting in the fall or after, email Tanya Kramer at tkramer@clackamas.us.

Application materials

Community and volunteer trainings

June 22 and
June 23, 2018
Juvenile Department & Restorative Justice (This training is a pre-requisite for all other CCJD trainings.)
8:30am to 5 p.m.
Participants of this 2-day training will explore the philosophical and practical foundations of the Clackamas County Juvenile Dept.
July 13, 2018 Effective Strategies and Interventions for Working with Youth in the Community
8:30am to 5 p.m.
This training is offered to provide information and skill development to program partners, volunteers and interns as well as parents who are interested in learning effective strategies to have positive outcomes when engaging with youth in challenging circumstances. This training includes setting expectations, exploring youth perspectives, working with defiance and engaging in conflict with a strength-based lens.   
July 27, 2018 Purposeful Facilitation of Cognitive Skills Groups
8:30am to 5 p.m.
This training provides an opportunity for individuals to learn or increase their group facilitator skills through understanding the group performance curve, group dynamics and appropriate interventions to get the most out of the group process.

Complete the registration form and send a copy to:
Clackamas County Juvenile Department
Attn: Lisa Giese
2121 Kaen Road, Oregon City, OR 97045
Email: lgiese@clackamas.us
Fax: 503-722-6709
Attn: Lisa Giese