The Family-Based Justice Center is a training and technical assistance (TTA) hub for data, research, lived experience, and information-sharing around family-based alternative-sentencing programs. Since the inception of family-based alternative-sentencing programs in 2010, there has been no national resource center for them to share best practices or lessons learned. With the growing interest in keeping families unified instead of sending primary caregivers/parents to prison, the Center meets the needs of OJJDP grantees and others to better understand how to implement, evaluate, and address the needs of children and their justice-impacted caregivers.
The Center provides TTA in three categories:
Universal TTA may include, but is not limited to, monthly newsletters, announcement of funding opportunities, and responding to information requests from the field, such as connecting grantees and non-grantees to resources, assistance in accessing self- service resources (publications, toolkits, and etc.), and helping matching grantees and non-grantees with the proper organization based on need.
Targeted TTA may include, but is not limited to, webinars and training on various topics of family-based alternative programs, peer-to-peer coaching, evaluation support, research support, subject matter expert coaching, and training of trainers.
Tailored TTA may include, but is not limited to, consultations, program planning support, meeting facilitation, assessment, strategic planning, and multisession training.