Junior Justice Professional Training Program (JJPTP)

JJPTP will select 2 1 young justice professionals with leadership potential and provide them with a short-term, U.S. based professional training experience. The program will focus on best practices in U.S. law enforcement and judicial review. Candidates will be drawn from among the young cadre of Bulgarian judges, prosecutors, and attorneys with the goal of selecting seven judges, seven prosecutors, and seven attorneys who are committed to implementing and applying the lessons from their U.S. training to their jobs in Bulgaria.

The program is made possible by the generosity of the America for Bulgaria Foundation (ABF) and is administered by IIE.

  • Applicants must be Bulgarian citizens who currently work and reside in Bulgaria.
  • Applicants must be prosecutors, judges or attorneys.
  • Applicants must have no more than 10 years of relevant professional experience as judges , prosecutors or attorneys.
  • Applicants must be committed to building a strong and independent Bulgarian judiciary and improving the professional standards of the Bulgarian justice officials.

To apply for JJPTP, please complete the 2016 JJPTP application (100 KB, DOC) and email it to bylp@iie.org no later than 11:59PM Bulgarian time on February 21, 2016.

Selected applicants from the justice sector will spend 21 days of training in USA, covering:

  • Transportation to and from USA
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Domestic flights in the USA
  • Ground transportation
  • Group meals
  • Per diem allowance
  • Insurance
  • Translation in Bulgarian
  • Training manuals and education materials

For more information, please contact the program administrator at bylp@iie.org.

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