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Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Provider

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $2,499,758)

OVC’s mission is to enhance the Nation’s capacity to assist crime victims and provide leadership in changing attitudes, policies, and practices to promote justice and healing for all victims of crime. OVC achieves this mission, in part, by administering discretionary award programs supported by the federal Crime Victims Fund to develop innovative training and technical assistance, and to provide direct services to improve the overall quality of victim assistance. The purpose of the FY 2018 Enhancing Community Responses to the Opioid Crisis: Serving Our Youngest Crime Victims is to address an urgent gap in crime victim services related to the opioid epidemic and to expand upon existing or establish new programs to provide services to children and youth who are victimized as a result of the opioid crisis. The overarching goal of this program is to support children and youth who are crime victims as a result of the opioid crisis by providing direct services and support to these young victims at a community or jurisdictional level.

With this award, JBS International, Inc. will provide a phased training and technical assistance (TTA) approach to support OVC-funded programs serving victims of the opioid epidemic that accounts for their stage of program development and progress, including core (universal), targeted (specialized), high-impact (intense intervention) TTA and data-to-outcomes performance management. JBS’ performance management approach tracks TTA delivery, engagement, and knowledge acquisition and application, while it measures changes in systems and the lives of children victimized by the opioid epidemic. JBS has partnered with allied organizations to provide innovative TTA support, including Generations United, National Association of Counsel for Children, National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators, National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors: Center for Innovation in Trauma-Informed Approaches, and National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.


Date Created: September 25, 2018