Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $300,000)
Pursuant to Section 223(a)(3)(A) of the JJDP Act (JJDPA) of 1974, as amended, the chief executive officer of each state and territory must appoint a state advisory group (SAG) of volunteers and professionals in the juvenile justice field as a condition for receipt of Title II Formula Grants funding. Under the mandates of the JJDPA, SAGs play a critical role in improving states' juvenile justice systems. The FY 2013 State Advisory Group Training and Technical Assistance Project will support training and technical assistance services to SAGs throughout the country and the U.S. territories.
ICF Incorporated will work collaboratively with OJJDP, to: 1) provide innovative and adaptable training and technical assistance services to SAGs to ensure and enhance effective and responsive juvenile justice systems in jurisdictions; 2) create opportunities and facilitate knowledge transfer and sharing of evidence-based practice among OJJDP, training and technical assistance providers, and SAGs; and 3) systematically disseminate useful resources to SAGs ensuring needed information is available in a timely manner.
ICF Incorporated will create an annual plan for responding to SAGs and OJJDP; assess the readiness and needs of SAGs; as well as develop, implement, and monitor training and technical assistance progress over time. ICF Incorporated will build upon and expand existing OJJDP SAG training and technical assistance curricula and materials and coordinate with OJJDP training and technical assistance providers to streamline resources. In addition, ICF Incorporated will implement an extensive dissemination plan to market training and technical assistance resources by creating a new, enhanced and cost-effective SAG training and technical assistance Web portal, hosting Webinars and online meetings using the OJJDP-branded Adobe Connect site, developing and delivering online training modules, and leveraging OJJDP's Online Training Center.