What we do

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) offers free training and technical assistance (TTA) to all OJJDP Tribal grantees to facilitate program planning, enhancement, and implementation. The Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI), along with our partner the National Native Children’s Trauma Center (NNCTC) provides TTA to increase tribal communities’ skills and knowledge about programs and strategies, building capacity to develop effective and sustainable programs for reducing juvenile crime and increasing youth potential in tribal communities.

When capacity allows, training and technical assistance is also available to the broader community of federally recognized tribes. Our staff offers a variety of training and technical assistance opportunities, as well as an extensive archive of online learning events.

Request Training and Technical Assistance

via our online request form. You can also download a fillable document and email it to us at TribalYouth@TLPI.org.

Online Form Downloadable Form

What is individualized technical assistance?

We invite all OJJDP tribal grantees and interested federally recognized tribes to submit a request for individualized training and technical assistance (TTA) as needed. Our team offers a range of training to support knowledge development and skill-building to support youth prevention and intervention initiatives. We also assist communities as they work to implement and enhance program delivery and impact long-term change and address emerging issues.  Our team of professionals look forward to providing you one-to-one, specifically tailored TTA. These interactions may occur through videoconference, teleconference, email, postal mail and in some instances on-site support.

On-Site Technical Assistance and Training

Unique needs or special circumstances may compel communities to submit a request for an on-site visit. An assigned technical assistance specialist will respond to the request to assess whether there is a unique need for in-person training and technical assistance. If approved by OJJDP and the Tribal Youth Resource Center (TYRC) a team will meet with you to will collaboratively plan the site visit. Specific learning objectives and desired outcomes are outlined to meet the needs and expectations of the requesting site.

What to expect

After submitting a request for individualized technical assistance you will receive a receipt of confirmation from our team. A staff member of the TYRC team will connect with you to understand the primary purpose of the request, identify additional areas of need and help you assess the readiness of your community, provide specialized guidance, share helpful resources, and support necessary referral of requests that outside the scope of TYRC services. Because our goal is to be a good relative, individual care is given to the details of each request.

Training and Technical Assistance Objectives

  • Provide culturally grounded technical assistance with Tribal communities.
  • Work with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to meet the unique programmatic needs of Tribal grantees.
  • Leverage regional and national training and technical assistance providers and resources for federally recognized tribes. 
  • Support access to community-driven evidence-based practices and practice-based evidence strategies, tools and approaches.
  • Support peer-to-peer knowledge and experience of tribal communities doing similar work.