The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency (OJJDP) Tribal Youth Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Center partnered with the Western Minnesota Collaborative (a collaborative comprised of 10 school in West Central Minnesota) to provide suicide prevention and postvention resources to over 600 school personnel.
OJJDP Tribal Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center staff attended the 2018 UNITY Conference July 5-9 in San Diego, California. With around 2,200 youth and 2,400 in total attendance including adult coordinators. Hilary Hullinger, and member of our staff, and Sutton King, from our partners at Kognito, attended to present and be exhibitors. The focus of our attendance was to promote our Virtual Training Simulations.
Training Center hosts Tribal Grantee Strategic Planning Meeting for OJJDP CTAS Purpose Area 8 Tribal Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court and Purpose Area 9 Tribal Youth Program Grantees.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Tribal Youth Training and Technical Assistance Centerprovides culturally appropriate, trauma-informed and developmentally appropriate training, resources, information and other related technical assistance to all OJJDP Tribal Programs grantees and federally recognized tribes across the nation. The OJJDP Tribal Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center has developed culturally specific training and technical assistance for tribes seeking to build capacity to develop, expand, improve and maintain their juvenile justice systems. Priority areas include juvenile healing to wellness courts, tribal youth specific prevention, intervention, and treatment programming and tribal-state collaborations to meet the needs of American Indian/Alaska Native children exposed to violence.
The staff at the OJJDP Tribal Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center welcomes the opportunity to work with tribal programs in the coming years. With a wide range of skills and experiences in trauma informed care, cultural based teachings, community participatory evaluation, as well as mental health, law enforcement, suicide prevention, judicial expertise, child welfare, juvenile justice, tribal-state-federal relations, and tribal sovereignty, our staff is well equipped to provide a high level of technical assistance and training.We are housed in Oklahoma City at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC). We are fortunate to have the extensive infrastructure of the OUHSC to support our efforts in providing culturally relevant and trauma informed principles in our delivery of services to the OJJDP tribal grantees and the other tribes who seek our services.
To eliminate health and justice disparities in tribal communities by improving the lives of tribal youth through culturally responsive, trauma informed, and developmentally appropriate training and technical assistance.
A future where tribal youth thrive in healthy communities free of violence and harm.