Expert Help and Training for Justice System

Center for Justice Innovation

Provides training and technical assistance to organizations, communities, and individuals involved with the justice system, including judges, attorneys, justice officials, community organizations, and others working to create a more fair, effective, and humane justice system. Offers hands-on support to help plan, implement, research, and evaluate new policies, programs, practices, and technologies to achieve systemic change, resulting in safer communities, reduced incarceration, and improved community perceptions of and relations with law enforcement and the justice system. Focuses on the following areas of reform: preventing crime, rethinking incarceration, strengthening families, engaging communities, improving decision-making, aiding survivors, and advancing fairness.

Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Family Treatment Courts Training and Technical Assistance Program (FTC TTA Program)

Provides training and technical assistance to states, tribes, and local jurisdictions to develop, enhance, and sustain family treatment courts (FTCs). Offers a range of resources, publications, and web-based learning tools to help implement evidence-based practices, strengthen family treatment court operations, and achieve better outcomes for participants. Promotes the use FTCs to provide safe environments for children and address the needs of justice-involved parents with substance use disorder (SUD) through intensive judicial monitoring and interventions to treat SUD and other co-occurring risk factors.

Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
National Gang Center (NGC)

Offers a variety of evidence-based resources, information, training, strategic tools, technical assistance, and expert help to communities facing severe and emerging gang problems. Assists with the development of comprehensive strategies to prevent gang involvement, reduce gang-related crime and violence, and improve public safety and well-being in urban, suburban, and rural communities across the nation.

Sponsors: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
National Mentoring Resource Center

Offers training and technical assistance to mentoring practitioners and programs seeking to implement and operate mentoring programs to achieve positive outcomes for justice-involved youth. Provides youth mentors with information, tools, program, and training materials to support the use of evidence-based practices and innovative models designed to increase the quality and effectiveness of various program types, including group, peer, school-based, or web-based mentoring. Promotes mentoring as an important approach to support youth safety and well-being, prevent or decrease their involvement with the justice system, and reduce crime.

Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Treatment Court Institute

Provides training and technical assistance to treatment courts to enhance the capacity, knowledge, and skills of treatment court programs to effectively deliver services to justice-involved youth impacted by substance use and create safer and healthier communities. Offers resources, materials, and programming to support treatment courts in implementing best practices, building recovery capital, and other support services for youth offenders and their families dealing with issues related to substance use.

Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts

Provides training and technical assistance to help tribal jurisdictions develop new or strengthen existing healing to wellness courts. Offers up-to-date resources on effective, evidence-based strategies to address alcohol and substance use issues among justice-involved juveniles and adults in tribal areas using a treatment court model that incorporates culturally appropriate services, trauma-informed approaches, and traditional healing practices.

Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)