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American Bar Association-Understanding Adolescents: A Juvenile Court Training Curriculum

Welcome to the American Bar Association, the largest voluntary professional association in the world. With more than 400,000 members, the ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.

The Mission of the American Bar Association is to be the national representative of the legal profession, serving the public and the profession by promoting justice, professional excellence and respect for the law.

American Correctional Association

The American Correctional Association is the oldest and largest correctional association in the world. ACA serves all disciplines within the corrections profession and is dedicated to excellence in every aspect of the field. From professional development and certification to standards and accreditation, from networking and consulting to research and publications, and from conferences and exhibits to technology and testing. ACA is your resource and the world-wide authority in corrections.

American Probation and Parole Association

The American Probation and Parole Association is an international association composed of individuals from the United States and Canada actively involved with probation, parole and community-based corrections, in both adult and juvenile sectors. All levels of government including local, state/provincial, legislative, executive, judicial, and federal agencies are counted among its constituents. By taking the initiative, APPA has grown to become the voice for thousands of probation and parole practitioners including line staff, supervisors and administrators. Educators, volunteers and concerned citizens with an interest in criminal and juvenile justice are also among APPA's members. APPA will continue to effectively provide services to its constituents. The association represents a strong, unified voice for the field of community corrections.

The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children

APSAC's mission is to enhance the ability of professionals to respond to children and families affected by abuse and violence


Bureau of Justice Assistance Law Enforcement Training Database

The BJA Law Enforcement Training Database is a catalog of all federally funded and supported training available to state and local law enforcement officials. Each database listing includes the training provider, a course description, eligibility criteria, and contact information.


Center for Alcohol and Addictions Studies 

The Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies has two associated training programs, one funded by NIAAA in alcohol abuse and addictions and one funded by NIDA in substance abuse. The training programs provide post-doctoral research training for behavioral, medical, and social scientists and health care professionals who wish to conduct high quality research in the early intervention and treatment of alcohol and other drug problems.

Center for Sex Offender Management

Established in June 1997, the Center for Sex Offender Management's (CSOM) goal is to enhance public safety by preventing further victimization through improving the management of adult and juvenile sex offenders who are in the community.

Child Welfare League of America

CWLA is an association of nearly 800 public and private nonprofit agencies that assist more than 3.5 million abused and neglected children and their families each year with a range of services.

Correctional Management Institute

The Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT) was created in 1994 as a parallel program to the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT) and became responsible for developing and delivering professional development training programs for personnel in juvenile and adult institutional and community corrections agencies. CMIT also provides technical assistance to criminal justice agencies and serves as a host to a number of conferences, training initiatives and meetings of agencies and professional organizations.


Juvenile Justice Association of Texas

The Juvenile Justice Association of Texas is a new  professional organization created to promote advocacy for Texas children by providing quality Juvenile services through professional development, leadership, education, training and legislative initiatives.


National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

Since its founding in 1937 by a group of judges dedicated to improving the effectiveness of the nation's juvenile courts, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has pursued a mission to improve courts and systems practice and raise awareness of the core issues that touch the lives of many of our nation's children and families.

The National Exchange Center

The National Exchange Club Foundation is committed to making a difference in the lives of children, families and our communities through its national project, the prevention of child abuse. The NEC Foundation's most successful method of countering abuse is by working directly with parents through the parent aide program. The NEC Foundation coordinates a nationwide network of nearly 100 Exchange Club Child Abuse Prevention Centers who utilize the parent aide program and provide support to families at-risk for abuse

National Institute of Corrections

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons. The Institute is headed by a Director appointed by the U.S. Attorney General. A 16-member Advisory Board, also appointed by the Attorney General, was established by the enabling legislation (Public Law 93-415) to provide policy direction to the Institute.

We provide training, technical assistance, information services, and policy/program development assistance to federal, state, and local corrections agencies.

Through cooperative agreements, We award funds to support our program initiatives.

We also provide leadership to influence correctional policies, practices, and operations nationwide in areas of emerging interest and concern to correctional executives and practitioners as well as public policymakers.

National Institute of Justice

NIJ is the research, development, and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice and is dedicated to researching crime control and justice issues. NIJ provides objective, independent, evidence-based knowledge and tools to meet the challenges of crime and justice, particularly at the State and local levels. NIJ's principal authorities are derived from the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, as amended (see 42 USC § 3721-3723) and Title II of the Homeland Security Act of 2002.

National Juvenile Defender Center

The National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) was created in 1999 to respond to the critical need to build the capacity of the juvenile defense bar and to improve access to counsel and quality of representation for children in the justice system. In 2005, the National Juvenile Defender Center separated from the American Bar Association to become an independent organization. NJDC gives juvenile defense attorneys a more permanent capacity to address practice issues, improve advocacy skills, build partnerships, exchange information, and participate in the national debate over juvenile crime.

NJDC provides support to public defenders, appointed counsel, law school clinical programs and non-profit law centers to ensure quality representation in urban, suburban, rural and tribal areas. NJDC offers a wide range of integrated services to juvenile defenders, including training, technical assistance, advocacy, networking, collaboration, capacity building and coordination.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) is a comprehensive collection and distribution center for information, research and emerging policy on sexual violence intervention and prevention. The NSVRC provides an extensive on-line library and customized technical assistance, as well as, coordinates National Sexual Assault Awareness Month initiatives.

National Training and Technical Assistance Center

The National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) delivers, brokers, and promotes the highest quality training and technical assistance to the juvenile justice field and its related criminal justice initiatives by utilizing a vast array of training and technical assistance resources funded through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and its partners.

Established in 1995, NTTAC is a demonstration of OJJDP's commitment to quality juvenile justice and delinquency prevention programs and policies. NTTAC accomplishes its goals through collaborative partnerships with the U.S. Department of Justice, its grantees, contractors, and other government agencies. The Center provides multifaceted services to the juvenile justice field.


Office of Justice Programs

Since 1984, the Office of Justice Programs has provided federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, improve the criminal and juvenile justice systems, increase knowledge about crime and related issues, and assist crime victims

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Juveniles in crisis "from serious, violent, and chronic offenders to victims of abuse and neglect" pose a challenge to the nation. Charged by Congress to meet this challenge, OJJDP collaborates with professionals from diverse disciplines to improve juvenile justice policies and practices.

OJJDP, a component of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, accomplishes its mission by supporting states, local communities, and tribal jurisdictions in their efforts to develop and implement effective programs for juveniles. The Office strives to strengthen the juvenile justice system's efforts to protect public safety, hold offenders accountable, and provide services that address the needs of youth and their families.

Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center

The Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) provides comprehensive, quality technical assistance and training resources to victim service providers and allied professionals.


Probation Officers Internet Resources

On behalf of the judges and staff of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, welcome to our web site. The judges and staff of the 19th Circuit are committed to providing a fair and efficient system of justice that is worthy of trust and confidence of the public and to be responsive and flexible to the public we serve.


Rainbow Days

Rainbow Days was founded in 1982 by Cathey Brown. The first Curriculum-Based Support Group began with seven children and 24 years later over 60,000 children have received services.  Rainbow Days' mission is to provide children living in high risk situations with the skills they need to overcome adversity and stay drug free.


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration


Texas Association of Counties

County government is big business. More than ever before, the complex demands of modern society are focused on our traditional framework of local government - Texas' 254 counties. Since the early 1980s, as more and more federal and state responsibilities were delegated or mandated to the local level, counties have re-emerged as Texas' "grassroots" government - delivering a growing list of services and working "smarter and harder" to respond to the ever-changing needs of our dynamic state.

Texas Association of School Boards

Created in 1949, the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) is a voluntary, nonprofit, statewide educational association that serves and represents local Texas school districts.

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education

Texas Corrections Association

Texas Corrections Association is dedicated to providing a forum for promoting quality correctional practices through professional growth, leadership, mentorship and education. TCA is organized to anticipate and respond to the needs of our members, clients and the general public.

Texas Juvenile Detention Association

TJDA is a non profit organization dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of Texas Children in any juvenile justice related institutional setting. The Texas Juvenile Justice Association was formed in 1974 exclusively for charitable, scientific, and educational purposes, including the promotion of professional pre- and post- adjudicated services, and detention services to juveniles. For the purposes of the organization, juvenile detention shall be defined as the temporary care of children of the juvenile age as defined by the Texas Family Code in a secure setting awaiting court disposition or receiving treatment.

Texas Probation Training Academy


Zocklein & Associates Grant Writing Workshops

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