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Training and Technical Assistance


Training and technical assistance is the planning, development, delivery, and evaluation of activities designed to achieve specific learning objectives, resolve problems, and foster the application of innovative approaches to juvenile delinquency and victimization.


The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to those working to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization. A major component of these efforts is the provision of training and technical assistance resources that address the needs of juvenile justice practitioners and support state and local efforts to build capacity and expand the use of evidence-based practices.

Training and Technical Assistance Network

A network of OJJDP-funded TTA providers is dedicated to providing targeted TTA to policymakers and practitioners.

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OJJDP's National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) 

NTTAC Services

  • Connecting juvenile justice practitioners, policymakers, and constituents to appropriate TTA providers and resources.
  • Ensuring effective collaboration among OJJDP's TTA provider network.
  • Promoting the use of best practices and standards in TTA assessment, planning, delivery, and evaluation.
  • Disseminating TTA information, resources, and events.
  • Supporting the delivery of quality virtual TTA.

What type of TTA is available?

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

What TTA topics are covered?

  • Mentoring
  • Alternatives to Detention
  • Bullying
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Children of Incarcerated Parents
  • Community Assessment Centers (CACs)
  • Compliance Monitoring
  • Court Services (Staffing and Pretrial)
  • Data, Information, Evaluation, and Performance Measures, and more.

  Learn More about NTTAC

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Need Training and Technical Assistance? Access TTA360

TTA360 is OJJDP's centralized TTA request system. It offers a single point of entry to access the full range of OJJDP's TTA services and network providers. Through TTA360, users can submit a TTA request, create an account, and view status of requests.
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National Missing Children's Day

In 1983, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed May 25 as National Missing Children's Day. Each year, the Department of Justice (DOJ) commemorates Missing Children's Day with a ceremony honoring the heroic and exemplary efforts of agencies, organizations, and individuals to protect children.