Education Development Center, Inc.
DOJ Training area of focus: Community Analysis and Capacity Building
Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) is a global nonprofit organization with over 50 years designing, delivering, and evaluating innovative programs to address some of the world's most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic opportunity. EDC's services include research, training, educational materials and strategy, with activities ranging from seed projects to large-scale national and international initiatives.
For the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), EDC's Tribal Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center (TYTTAC) and Tribal Juvenile Detention and Reentry Training and Technical Assistance Center (TJDR) provides customized training and technical assistance to more than 120 American Indian and Alaska Native communities across the country. Our TTA Centers concentrate on needs and resource assessment, strategic planning, implementation, evaluation, and sustainability to decrease delinquency and provide a wider array of culturally specific and tribal best practices intervention and prevention services for the community.
EDC's TYTTAC and TJDR TTA Center recognize that every tribe and the specific populations they serve have very unique needs. Our experienced American Indian staff live and work in across Indian Country. Our staff maintains a deep understanding of native culture, values, traditions, community needs, and the surrounding economic, social, and political issues that impact tribal communities . We believe that by working one-on-one, through the life of the grant, tribes are able to build their capacity to succeed in their program goals.
Tribal Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center: provides TTA to OJJDP Tribal Youth grantees and TTA is also available all federally recognized tribes to increase AI/AN communities' skills and knowledge about programs and strategies, building tribes' capacity to develop effective and sustainable programs for reducing juvenile crime and increasing youth potential in tribal communities.
Tribal Juvenile Detention and Reentry Training and Technical Assistance Center: provides TTA to OJJDP TJDR grantees, tribal juvenile detention centers, and to all federally recognized tribes seeking to improve services to tribal youth in detention and reentry or improving their tribal juvenile justice systems. TJDR also provides resources for tribes interested in developing green and sustainable economic projects involving detained or reentering tribal youth.
EDC TYTTAC and TJDR TTA Center achieve these goals through the following methods:
One-on-One Assistance - Open to all federally recognized tribes, this type of TA utilizes phone and e-mail consultation tailored to meet each tribe's individual needs through expert guidance, resources, materials, and referrals.
Trainings and Conferences - Our Trainings and Conferences provide opportunities for OJJDP-funded Tribal Grantees to network with other tribes and learn about specific topics of interest, such as strategic planning, implementation, sustainability, and programming.
Webinars and Online Learning- These online learning opportunities bring in professionals from across Indian Country to lend their expertise and provide resources and guidance on topics based on the needs of AI/AN Communities.
Websites and E-Newsletter - Updated daily and sent out weekly, both mediums provide information on tribal research and resources, grant opportunities, conferences, trainings and special events, OJJDP news, and grantee stories.
Site Visits - On-site technical assistance for all federally-recognized tribes address those specific needs identified by tribes and allow for all important stakeholders to participate in consultant-facilitated, intensive training on various topics from staff capacity building, strategic planning, and coalition building.
EDC's TYTTAC and TJDR are able to provide Training and Technical to all federally recognized tribes, not only those tribes that have been awarded federal grants such as CTAS. EDC TYTTAC and TJDR work with various stakeholders within Tribal communities including those in the juvenile justice and tribal court system, mental and behavioral health providers, social services, tribal law enforcement, tribal leadership, elders and families.
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