This awardee has received supplemental funding. This award detail page includes information about both the original award and supplemental awards.
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $987,998)
This award is to provide training and technical assistance to tribal grantees and federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native tribes. This program furthers the Department's mission by providing culturally appropriate training, support, resources, information, and other related technical assistance around tribal youth needs and issues.
The Education Development Center, Inc. will operate the OJJDP Tribal Youth Program Training and Technical Assistance Center (The Center). The Center will provide capacity and infrastructure-building TTA services to eligible tribes and tribal grantees to support sustainable high quality youth and family services, through strategic planning, resource development and inter- and intra-tribal service coordination. The Center will develop communities of practice that build inter and intra-tribal capacity and infrastructure, disseminate successful strategies, and advance intertribal relations. This project aims to provide information, reports and materials to support knowledge development and collaboration among tribal communities and federal, state and local stakeholders. CA/NCF
The Tribal Youth Program Training and Technical Assistance Center (TYTTAC) project will continue to address the need to strengthen American Indian and Alaska Native juvenile justice and other systems' education, mental health and social services, and substance abuse, recreation, employment, and cultural programs critical to OJJDP's mission of reducing juvenile delinquency, violence, child victimization, and increasing the safety of tribal communities.
TYTTAC's objectives are to 1) provide capacity and infrastructure building TTA to support high-quality services; 2) support youth programming; 3) strengthen the evaluation capacity of tribal communities to improve performance monitoring and strategic planning; 4) develop communities of practice that build inter- and intra-tribal capacity; and 5) support knowledge development and collaboration among tribal communities and federal, state, and local stakeholders. These objectives will further the overarching goals of improving program policies and organizational operations, increasing the use of evidence-based programs/practices, thereby leading to increased protective factors, decreased risk factors for delinquency, fewer justice involved youth, with increased pathways to successful adulthood.
Building from these grantee relationships are a variety of TTA events: in-person conferences, webinars, site visits, peer learning talking circles, phone and email consultations, and piggybacking on events of other organizations.