Our TTA Services

BJA NTTAC’s training and specialized guidance services, also known as technical assistance, take a variety of forms that can be combined or modified to meet the unique needs of criminal justice practitioners and agencies, as well as elected officials, community organizations, or citizen advocates. Services range from short-term to more comprehensive, longer-term engagements and cover a variety of justice topics, including adjudication, corrections, crime prevention, justice information-sharing, law enforcement, mental health, substance abuse, tribal justice, and capacity-building. BJA NTTAC’s training and technical assistance (TTA) services include:

  • Assistance implementing evidence-based programs
  • Curriculum development
  • Data analysis
  • Classroom and virtual training
  • Peer-to-peer visits
  • Research and information requests
  • Strategic planning assistance

Assistance Implementing Evidence-Based Programs
BJA NTTAC identifies and implements evidence-based programs in state, local, and tribal jurisdictions across the United States. Evidence-based programs are model programs that have been implemented with fidelity and proven to achieve positive criminal justice outcomes. Read about our work in Crime Prevention and Substance Abuse.

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Curriculum Development
BJA NTTAC assists with the development of training curricula. This assistance can include incorporating instructional objectives, content, strategies, and evaluation methods into existing training courses or workshops. Additionally, BJA NTTAC assists with pilot testing and evaluation that is an essential part of the development process. Read about our work in Mental Health.

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Data Analysis
BJA NTTAC helps criminal justice agencies develop or enhance their data analysis capacity across a broad set of justice topics. BJA NTTAC also supports specialized training workshops in quantitative analysis of crime and justice data. Through these data analysis services, BJA NTTAC helps criminal justice professionals identify regional crime trends and develop effective crime prevention strategies. Read about our work in Law Enforcement.

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Classroom and Virtual Training
BJA NTTAC delivers both classroom and virtual training for criminal justice agencies. Read about our work in Justice Information Sharing and Law Enforcement. In addition, BJA NTTAC has the expertise to produce, host, and archive webinars in partnership with BJA TTA providers. This archive of webinars can be accessed here.

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Peer-to-Peer Visits
BJA NTTAC facilitates peer-to-peer information exchanges and site visits. Visits by criminal justice practitioners and community leaders facilitate improved understanding of the factors critical to the successful implementation of model programs. Upon completion of a visit, the visiting individual or team prepares a report to demonstrate improved knowledge and understanding of colleagues’ lessons learned, as well as the actions that will be taken as a result of the peer-to-peer visit. Read about our work in Adjudication and Mental Health.

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Research and Information Requests
BJA NTTAC supports the criminal justice community through our help desk. BJA NTTAC responds to inquiries about criminal justice training and technical (TTA) resources and make referrals to BJA TTA providers and other U.S. Department of Justice TTA organizations. Contact us at 1-855-BJA-TTAC or nttac@bjatraining.org.

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Strategic Planning Assistance
Strategic planning is critical to identifying the necessary steps to help an organization achieve its future goals. BJA NTTAC provides strategic planning to help communities develop strategies that convey a clear overall purpose and desired outcomes, including data gathering and analysis, facilitating stakeholder meetings, and drafting strategic plans. Read about our work in Adjudication, Corrections, and Substance Abuse.

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