The NCCD Center for Girls & Young Women provides staff training and technical assistance guided by a framework that aligns gender-specific assessments with practical interventions. Training curricula and tools are tailored to address the unique needs of administrators, judges, public defenders, and foster care and direct service staff. The following menu of technical assistance and training options can assist in the development of a comprehensive, gender-responsive continuum of services for girls in the juvenile justice system:
A range of interactive training and skills-building curricula is available, which explores core concepts, theories, and practical interventions, and promotes a gender-responsive culture within all juvenile justice settings.
Assessment tools aimed at improving the juvenile justice system’s response to girls at both the organizational and individual levels are available. Our Gender-Responsive Program Assessment Protocol assesses the policies and practices at both the macro and micro level that impact girls in the juvenile justice system. The Juvenile Assessment Intervention System™ (JAIS) is a gender-specific assessment system used to assess the risk, strength and needs, and intervention strategies based on individual motivations for behavior.
Technical Assistance is provided based on the needs of an agency and assists with strategic planning, organizational assessment, evaluation, and design and implementation of a gender-responsive continuum of services. Critical evaluation is based on the needs of the girls, the skill sets of staff, and the external and internal organizational needs.