OJJDP State Training and TA Center


In October 2011, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) launched the State Training and Technical Assistance Center (STTAC). STTAC provides high-quality training and technical assistance to state, territory, tribal, and local community recipients of OJJDP’s Title II Formula Grants and Juvenile Accountability Block Grants (JABG) programs.  STTAC is operated by the American Institutes for Research in partnership with the Coalition for Juvenile Justice and the National Center for Juvenile Justice. Highly experienced staff from each organization, along with a pool of professional consultants with extensive experience and expertise in juvenile justice, provide training and technical assistance services that are grounded in the strongest research and evidence-based models, using the Getting to Outcomes (GTO) data-driven framework to:

  • Improve and sustain programs and practices;
  • Support innovation and peer to peer learning;
  • Improve youth outcomes; and
  • Keep communities safe.

Per OJJDP-STTAC, CJJ’s training and technical assistance program will emphasize innovation, best practices, and model leadership efforts to improve delivery of juvenile justice services at the state, local, and community level.


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American Institutes for Research (AIR)

AIR is one of the world’s largest behavioral and social sciences research organizations. Their overriding goal is to use the best science available to bring the most effective ideas and approaches to enhancing everyday life. CJJ partners with AIR on the implementation of the OJJDP State Training and Technical Assistance Center (OJJDP-STTAC). CJJ works with a range of organizations – for example, state government agencies, tribes, non-profits, etc. — that receive funding from the OJJDP either through the OJJDP’s Title II Formula Grants program or its Juvenile Accountability Block Grants (JABG) program. The Title II Formula Grants program provides grants to organizations to run projects that aim to reduce juvenile delinquency or improve the juvenile justice system.