Goal 4

Multi-System Collaboration

Provide high-quality TTA to enhance information sharing and solve challenges related to serving at-risk, juvenile justice and/or dually involved youth and their families.

Provide on-site and web-based TTA that strengthens the capacity of state, local, and tribal juvenile justice, child welfare, schools, mental health, and other youth-serving agencies to:

(1) collaborate to implement mechanisms for ongoing information sharing; and

(2) employ information sharing strategies that promote problem solving and more effective, coordinated services that improve youth outcomes and reduce system involvement.

TTA ApproachRelationship-Based Delivery of Training and Technical Assistance (TTA)

The Consultant Coordinator Model allows for a more customized TTA experience. The increased level of familiarity with the needs of the state, territory, tribe, and/or community with ongoing efforts to implement a comprehensive approach to addressing juvenile delinquency and delinquency prevention  within the state, the coordination with OJJDP, and the associated awareness of initiatives designed to maximize the effectiveness of the juvenile justice system provide the Consultant Coordinators with a more thorough understanding of their assigned states and allows them to better coordinate resources and materials to address the needs of the TTA recipient and build capacity. Through relationship-based delivery, CCAS will coordinate universal, targeted, and tailored training and technical assistance. Further, through partnering with the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrations, TTA it reduce the use of isolation in youth facilities is provided through a cohort approach.

Cohort based training and technical assistance allows juvenile justice professionals from around the country to join colleagues in other states,   territories, and localities in improving and/or reforming specific aspects of their juvenile justice systems. Through the intensive cohort approaches facilitated by national experts, participants learn from and receive ongoing coaching from experts in the field, develop strategic plans for their jurisdictions, receive constructive feedback from the experts, and hear how their colleagues are experiencing and addressing similar challenges. Through a combination of interactive webinars and individual communications, jurisdictions engage in true systems reform. 

Partner – American Institutes for Research and the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR)

Cohort Description – Multi-Systems Collaboration Training and Technical Assistance Cohort (MSC-TTA)

During 2016, CJJR will support two cohorts of up to 6 jurisdictions through distance learning TTA in developing the foundation for multi-system collaboration. This developmental process will require the selected sites to engage in a series of activities that will focus on identifying existing barriers to partnership development and information sharing, understanding how youth are served in various contexts, acknowledging how agency culture impacts change, challenging the role of leadership and empowering others in the change process, and identifying ways to truly partner with and empower youth and families.

The MSC-TTA framework will focus on three primary areas of inquiry:

  • Enhancing prevention efforts through a multi-system lens;
  • Developing multi-system responses to youth at-risk for or having crossed over between multiple systems;
  • Improving multi-system responses to the growing needs of older youth in the emerging years of adulthood.

The MSC-TTA is an intensive eight month training series consisting of nine webinars, two all-site conference calls, and five individual site conference calls. 

Application Information –

Please visit the following website to learn more about the program and the application process:

Related Resources

The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University