Training and Technical Assistance
MECP offers an array of services and assistance to local, state and tribal law enforcement, nonprofit organizations and other juvenile justice practitioners to strengthen their responses to missing and exploited children’s issues, including:
- Curriculum Development
- Training Programs
- Distance Learning Training
- Focus/Advisory Group Meetings
- Office-Based Technical Assistance
- Strategic Planning Session
- Mentoring Opportunities
- Information Dissemination
MECP’s network of juvenile justice experts are ready to meet your training needs. Training includes:
- Provision of Faculty: MECP can provide subject matter experts to deliver training that supports your mission, goals and priorities.
- Agenda development: MECP can assist with the development of a syllabus for a training program on topics relating to missing or exploited children.
- Conduct of a training program: MECP can provide a program of instruction on missing and exploited children topics at a specified date and time and/or teaching a skill related to a specific practice, process, or operation.
- Distance-learning: MECP can host an off-site program of instruction via the web.
- Training Scholarships: MECP can provide limited financial support for an individual to attend a training class or workshops.
To request training, please complete the Training and Technical Assistance Request Form through OJJDP’s centralized system called TTA360.
MECP’s technical assistance is custom-made to meet the specific needs of your community or jurisdiction. Assistance can take many forms, including:
- Information Dissemination: MECP can assist agencies and organizations by researching topics and identifying effective strategies and approaches.
- Focus/Advisory Groups: MECP can facilitate focus and/or advisory meetings to help communities develop strategic plans, gather information, exchange views and provide input and guidance on a particular topic.
- On-site Study: MECP can conduct an on-site analysis of an agency’s operations, policy, and programs.
- Peer-to-Peer site visits: MECP can identify evidence-based programs and facilitate a site visit between two organizations for the purpose of improving knowledge and understanding of a comparable programs or operations.
- Office-based TA: MECP can connect criminal justice practitioners to others to generate discussions and collaboration on solutions to issues.
To request technical assistance, please complete the Training and Technical Assistance Request Form through OJJDP’s centralized system called TTA360.
MECP can support your training events and conferences through:
- Speaker and presenter assistance: MECP can provide speakers, instructors and trainers for missing and exploited children-related workshops and training events.
- Logistical management: MECP can provide consultants to facilitate meetings and/or juvenile justice-related focus groups or outreach sessions; or to assist a state or local agency, task force, committee or planning group with organizational activities.
- Curriculum and agenda development: MECP can assist with the development of curricula for training events and conferences. Services include adding a module to or adapting an existing curriculum for a new audience, as well as incorporating instructional objectives, content, strategies and evaluation methods into an existing training course or workshop.
To request conference support, please complete the Conference Support Request Form through OJJDP’s centralized system called TTA360.