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TTA Program Overview

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Important Notice

The National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) website of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) website is unavailable as of December 2017.

A new website is under development that will include key training and technical assistance (TTA) resources.

Need help? Contact the NTTAC Help Desk at or call (800) 830-4031.


OJJDP provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to those working to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization. Providing TTA 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 is a major component of these efforts.

Training and Technical Assistance Network

A network of OJJDP-funded TTA providers delivers targeted support to policymakers and practitioners.

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National Training and Technical Assistance Center

OJJDP's NTTAC is a central service for coordinating the agency's TTA efforts.

What types of TTA are available?

OJJDP and its network of providers offer assistance in many areas, including:

  • Problem identification and assessment.
  • Strategic planning.
  • Program enhancement and operations support.
  • Sustainability planning.
  • Evidence-based practice and model programming.
  • Partnership development and community collaboration.
  • Staff development and retention.
  • Information management.
What TTA topics are covered?

OJJDP's TTA network stands ready to respond to a broad range of requests in all areas related to juvenile delinquency and victimization. Subject areas include:

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

OJJDP's NTTAC provides an interactive Help Desk for professionals and others who are interested in juvenile justice and child victimization issues. Help Desk staff locate resources, assist with access to technology platforms, compile TTA guidance documents for the field, make referrals, and provide other services to meet requesters' needs. The Help Desk is accessible by email and phone Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.

You may email the help desk at You may also call the help desk at 800–830–4031.

Resources for Training and Technical Assistance Providers

TTA Standards - Revised May 2012

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 set minimum expectations for effective practices in the planning, coordination, delivery, and evaluation of training.

Core Performance Standards PDF

Online University

The OJJDP Online University is no longer available.

Key resources, including archived webinars, will be available in the future on an updated OJJDP website. In the meantime, contact the OJJDP NTTAC Help Desk for a specific resource.