The project will provide live trainings, webinars, and responses to technical assistance requests from juvenile prosecutors and their professional allies. The project also will develop a handbook for juvenile prosecutors with foundational informational on juvenile law and best practices. The project also will foster relationship building between youth and law enforcement.
National District Attorneys Association (NDAA)
This project is a national training and technical assistance program designed to enhance the knowledge, skill level, and expertise of the juvenile prosecutors in the United States that balances community safety, offender accountability to victims and life-skill development for offenders. The goal for this program is to train juvenile prosecutors and their teams on the leading issues in both science and practice.
The project provides national live training for juvenile prosecutors across the county as well as web-based training opportunities. The project also provides technical assistance in response to individualized requests with the assistance of NDAA members and local experts. NDAA will also work with leading juvenile experts on publishing articles and written resources that will improve the knowledge, skill levels, and expertise of juvenile court prosecutors. This will include a national practice handbook that will contain the essential components of what every juvenile prosecutor should know about handling these cases.
The project has been updated to include technical assistance to seven children exposed to violence sites and to provide training and outreach on building relationships between law enforcement and youth.
- Juvenile Justice Specialists
- Law Enforcement
- Mental Health Professionals
- Mentoring Professionals
- Nonprofit Organizations
- School Personnel
- Social Services
- Substance Abuse Professionals
- Youth Services Professionals
The project is eligible to juvenile prosecutors and allied professionals to include law enforcement, juvenile probation officers, and victim advocates.
The project will provide live trainings, webinars, and responses to technical assistance requests from juvenile prosecutors and their professional allies. The project will also develop a handbook for juvenile prosecutors with foundational informational on juvenile law and best practices.
- Combating Gangs
- Ensuring Public Safety
- Reducing Drug Use
- Reducing Violent Crime
- Supporting Prosecutors
- Supporting and Protecting Law Enforcement
- Youth Development