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The Center will provide training and technical assistance for youths in state,local and tribal departments of juvenile,corrections,detention,service providers and private organizations.

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $250,000)

Under this program, the successful applicant will establish the OJJDP National Training and Technical Assistance Center for Youth in Custody (the Center) to provide education, training, and technical assistance for state, local, and tribal departments of juvenile justice and corrections, service providers, and private organizations that operate juvenile facilities. The Center will serve the range of facilities in which juveniles are placed, including adult facilities, and the unique population of juveniles in these institutions. The Center will emphasize the rehabilitative goals of the juvenile justice system and provide comprehensive training, technical assistance, and resources directly to justice facilities that detain or confine youth. The Center will also update and contribute to the knowledge base of best practices in detaining or confining youth. Legislative authorization for this program can be found under Sections 221¨C223 of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDP Act), 42 U.S.C. 5631-5633.

OJJDP has decided to make two awards through this program. The Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) and The Moss Group, Inc. are joining expertise on juvenile facility standards, outcome measurement, training, technical assistance and continuous improvement to create a national center focused specifically on improving the conditions and services needed for youths in custody so they succeed when they return to the community. The National Center for Training and Technical Assistance for Youth in Custody (the Center) will serve as the central location for training, technical assistance and resources for all state, local, tribal departments of juvenile justice and service providers, private organizations and adult facilities housing juveniles. The Center will establish a website for the field to easily access information and materials promoting best practices and evidence-based approaches to creating safe and healthy facility cultures as the foundation for effective rehabilitation. The Center will map available training, technical assistance and resources and identify gaps and provide 10 on-site and eight off-site training and technical assistance services available to all applicants. The Center also will proactively engage facilities assessed as needing immediate intervention to pilot test a data-driven technical assistance approach that uses qualitative and quantitative data to assess needs as well as follow up with outcomes and evaluation.

Date Created: September 16, 2010