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Center for Coordinated Assistance to States (CCAS)

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The mission of the Center for Coordinated Assistance to States (CCAS) is to provide resources and training and technical assistance (TTA) to support states, territories, Tribes, and local communities in developing a continuum of juvenile justice services that range from prevention to intervention to reentry and that fall within the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's (OJJDP) Title II Formula Grants Program. 

Provider Organization

American Institutes for Research (AIR)
Award Details


CCAS seeks to translate research into practice, focusing on evidence-based approaches designed to improve outcomes for youth at risk of or currently involved in the juvenile justice and/or child welfare systems. We provide TTA in four key areas:

1.       Achieving and maintaining compliance with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act and the four core protections it ensures.

2.       Maximizing the effectiveness of state advisory groups.

3.       Effectively using detention and commitment for delinquent youth.

4.       Enhancing multisystem collaboration and information sharing among youth-serving agencies.


  • Aftercare/Parole/Re-entry
  • Child Welfare Personnel
  • Community Members
  • Compliance Monitors
  • Juvenile Justice Specialists
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Probation Officers
  • School Personnel
  • State Advisory Groups
  • Youth Advocates
  • Youth Services Professionals


All local jurisdictions, juvenile justice specialists, compliance monitors, racial and ethnic disparities coordinators, state advisory groups, state juvenile justice agencies, prevention staff, detention/corrections staff, re-entry staff, and other juvenile justice-related agencies/organizations are welcome to submit a request for TTA. All requests will undergo an assessment process designed to determine capacity to successfully implement and sustain TTA efforts. Juvenile justice specialists in the appropriate state/territory will be informed of the request and invited to participate in the assessment process. Final decisions regarding the provision of TTA will be made in consultation with OJJDP.



CCAS provides TTA to juvenile justice agencies and organizations through a variety of ways:

  • Universal TTA – brokering of services and dissemination of information such as resource bulletins/reports, toolkits, briefs, guides/manuals, online courses, and webinars.
  • Targeted TTA – designed and delivered to a group of recipients with similar needs through such methods as communities of practice, monthly calls, listservs, webinars, listening sessions, and national and regional meetings.
  • Tailored TTA – designed and customized to address a specific individualized need through processes such as ongoing cohorts, ongoing coaching/mentoring, onsite training, one-to-one instruction, and peer-to-peer learning. 

Cassy Blakely, M.A.
Project Director
[email protected]

  • Ensuring Public Safety
  • Supporting Prosecutors
  • Supporting and Protecting Law Enforcement
  • Youth Development

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Date Published: October 14, 2020