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National Training and Technical Assistance Center


OJJDP created the National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) in 1995 to coordinate resources and providers, provide training and technical assistance (TTA) to meet constituent needs, and promote the use of best practices and standards in TTA assessment, planning, delivery, and evaluation.

NTTAC services include:

  • Connecting juvenile justice and child victimization prevention practitioners, policymakers, and constituents to appropriate TTA providers and resources.
  • Promoting the use of best practices and standards in TTA assessment, planning, and delivery.

To learn more about NTTAC services, see the NTTAC brochure.


What types of TTA are available?

  • Community mapping and resource identification
  • Evidence-based practice and model programming
  • Information management
  • Partnership development and community collaboration
  • Performance measurement
  • Program enhancement and operations support
  • Problem identification and assessment
  • Staff development, training, and retention
  • Strategic planning
  • Sustainability planning

What TTA topics are covered?

  • Child safety
  • Combating gangs
  • Court services
  • Cyberbullying prevention
  • Evidence-based practices
  • Mentoring
  • Preventing violence 
  • Preventing youth hate crimes and identity-based bullying
  • Reducing drug use 
  • Restorative justice
  • Supporting law enforcement and prosecutors
  • Youth and family engagement

TTA Help Desk

OJJDP's NTTAC provides an interactive Help Desk for professionals and other key constituents who are interested in juvenile justice and child victimization prevention issues. Help Desk staff locate resources, assist with access to trainings (e.g., webinars), make referrals, and provide other services to meet requestors' needs. 

You can reach the Help Desk Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET by phone at 833–647–0513 or email at [email protected].



Resources for TTA Providers

Training and Technical Assistance Standards - Revised March 2019

The Core Performance Standards were developed to promote the consistency and quality of OJJDP-sponsored TTA activities among providers and to advance common expectations of performance excellence. The Core Performance Standards present minimum expectations for effective practice in the planning, coordination, delivery, and evaluation of training.


OJJDP TTA Annual Report

The OJJDP FY 2022 TTA Annual Report describes OJJDP's efforts for providing training and technical assistance to the field.

For more resources, contact the TTA Help Desk at [email protected] and 833–647–0513.

OJJDP TTA Provider Resource, Event, and Spotlight Submission Form

OJJDP's training and technical assistance (TTA) providers should submit upcoming events and all resources (toolkits, white papers, etc.) developed with grant funding to OJJDP.

This form allows TTA providers to easily submit that information, along with spotlights that give TTA providers an opportunity to showcase the impact of their work on communities around the country.

Submit Your Content to OJJDP's NTTAC