BJA Training and Technical Assistance Collaborative
The goal of BJA’s Training and Technical Assistance Collaborative is to assist operational adult drug treatment court programs in the development and implementation of improved program practices for increased program effectiveness and long-term participant success. The Collaborative is here to assist operational courts with their individual goals of building and maximizing capacity; ensuring potential drug court participants are identified and assessed for risk and need; ensuring drug court participants receive targeted research-based services; enhancing the provision of recovery support services; ensuring the provision of community reintegration services to achieve long term recovery; and assisting in collecting and reporting on performance measures and identify and explain trends.
In order to accomplish these goals, BJA Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant recipients as well as the drug court field-at-large, have a wide range of training and technical assistance services available, many of which are free to requesting programs/agencies. These services are described below.
Center for Court Innovation
The Center for Court Innovation is pleased to provide a culturally competent, proactive, comprehensive and user-friendly national training and technical assistance program to support and strengthen statewide drug court systems. The program includes a wide array of resources, information, strategies, multi-media training and technical assistant activities customized to meet the specific needs of individual jurisdictions.
The program is geared toward state court administrators seeking assistance in planning, operations, evaluation, data collection and institutionalization of drug courts statewide. This multi-pronged approach will help states to coordinate the efforts and resources of government agencies involved with Drug Court operations and to identify a Drug Court system that best suits an individual jurisdiction.
Justice Programs Office at American University
The Justice Programs Office (JPO), a center in the School of Public Affairs at American University is excited to have developed and be managing a new, refreshed National Drug Court Resource Center. The goal of the Resource Center is to equip all drug court practitioners with access to a myriad of drug court resources including recent evidence-based findings, training and technical assistance, publications, webinars, and a searchable online drug court map. The Resource Center will serve to continually update the field on the latest research on all types of treatment and problem-solving courts, and will produce publications and multi-media approaches to dissemination, and promote uptake of evidence-based practices in the drug court field.
JPO provides training and technical assistance (TTA) specifically designed to assist juvenile drug treatment courts (JDTCs) implement OJJDP’s Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Guidelines. Bringing both the policies and procedures of JDTCs in alignment with the new Guidelines can help ensure that JDTCs produce more consistent, positive outcomes for youth, their families and their communities.
National Association of Drug Court Professionals
The National Association of Drug Court Professionals is a national non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation founded in 1994 by pioneers from the first twelve Drug Courts in the nation. Through its specialized institutes and centers – National Drug Court Institute, the National Center for DWI Courts, and Justice for Vets – NADCP provides a wide range of training and technical assistance services to local drug court programs.
Tribal Law and Policy Institute
The Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI) is a 100% Native American operated non-profit corporation organized to design and deliver education, research, training, and technical assistance programs which promote the enhancement of justice in Indian country and the health, well-being, and culture of Native peoples.
TLPI provides a Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Training and Technical Assistance project which includes onsite and offsite technical assistance, regional and national trainings, a publication series, and a webinar series.