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The Programming and Technical Assistance Unit was established in August 2006. The unit was founded on the principle of quality improvement. The responsibility of the Programming and Technical Assistance (PTA) Unit is to assess programmatic areas of strengths and needs, develop related implementation plans, provide technical assistance on the implementation and delivery of evidenced-based practices and best practices, and to review the progress made to ensure youth are provided effective delinquency interventions and programming. Technical Assistance Specialists are sent on-site when referrals are accepted. The Programming and Technical Assistance Unit is fully operational with a seven member team which includes five technical assistance specialists who are located throughout the state.
The PTA Unit provides programs with a variety of services including, but not limited to:
Providing staff training on:
Technical Assistance Specialists provide the following additional services:
As part of The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice’s effort to implement evidence-based and best practices throughout the continuum of services, The Sourcebook catalogues information regarding cognitive-behavioral curriculums and community-based family therapies that have been proven through research to reduce recidivism and/or criminogenic needs. This document was produced by the Programming and Technical Assistance Unit and contains the most current information available about the delinquency interventions presented.
Toward the Reduction of Recidivism Throughout the Continuum of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Services: The Implementation of Evidence-Based Programming and Interventions
© 2012 Florida Department of Juvenile Justice
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