Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $517,592)
The Supporting Effective Interventions for Adolescent Sex Offenders and Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems Category 2 will develop, design, and deliver training and technical assistance that supports and guides funded program sites as they implement their community-based prevention, intervention and treatment strategies for adolescent sex offenders, youth with sexual behavior problems and their victims and families. This program is authorized by Pub. L. No. 116-6, 133 Stat. 13, 115.
Since 2010, OJJDP has funded a series of programs to overcome the barriers of implementation of comprehensive, coordinated, community-based evidence-based practices for youth with sexual behavior problems (SBP), child victims, and their caregivers. Training and technical assistance (T/TA) in evidence based practice for youth with SBP requires expertise in the evidence-based treatment models, on overcoming barriers, and on adapting efforts to fit communities' resources and needs. The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth (NCSBY) has been providing T/TA to the OJJDP funded Youth with SBP programs since 2010. Resources and deliverables for professionals and parents are available at NCSBY.org. Building on previous success, OJJDP is funding three additional programs to (a) establish community based management and evidence based practice for youth with SBP, victims, and families, and (b) improve the community's coordination of services through multidisciplinary teams (MDT). To support T/TA for these sites, NCSBY is collaborating with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges as well as consultants with expertise in juvenile justice, prosecution, cultural congruent services, implementation, and community change teams. NCSBY will work with each of the three awardees early in Year 01 to examine current community-based management systems and identify barriers and supports to EBP implementation and sustainability. Short-term and intermediate T/TA needs to reach specific program goals will be developed for each of the three sites. T/TA provided will include onsite, online, and multimedia modality and open discussion during the cross-site meeting and subsequent online meetings. Data on the provision of T/TA will be regularly collected, including quantity, quality, and impact of T/TA, following all OJJDP requirements. Progress towards goals will be regularly assessed, with an emphasis on sustainability plans in Year 02. Final reports will document progress, lessons learned, and recommendations for next steps. Further, deliverables relevant to professionals, caregivers, and youth across the United States will be developed in collaboration with OJJDP and the Parent and Youth Partnership Boards. These deliverables will be disseminated, such as through OJJDP portals, the NCSBY.org website, and peer-review publications.