CCFY believes that equipping local community organizations to work effectively with youth in the juvenile justice
system is the key to sustainable reform. CCFY provides the following training and technical assistance services:
ATI Training Institute
Community Connections for Youth offers a 3-day intensive training institute that brings key stakeholders together to develop a basic framework for understanding the keys to effective alternative-to-incarceration programming for youth in the juvenile justice system. Participants learn principles of effective service delivery and develop plans for program implementation. For more information click here.
ATI Training Toolkit
Community Connections for Youth provides organizations with a complete starter kit of forms and documents essential to tracking outcomes for court-involved youth. Forms include intake and assessment templates, court reporting templates, and methods to track participation, attendance, and achievement of goals.
Capacity Building Institute
CCFY's Capacity Building Institute is a project to assist grassroots faith and community organizations with developing the organizational management capacity needed to grow strong programs and be competitive for funding. Over a 6-month period, the Institute meets for workshops on the following topics:
Governance & Board Development
Employee Management & HR Issues
Fundraising & Development
In addition to monthly workshops, an expert consultant develops a strategic plan with each participant and provides follow-up 1-on-1 technical assistance each month.
Customized Training & Technical Assistance
CCFY provides specific trainings on effective juvenile justice practices (risk and need assessments, case management, court advocacy), program development (mentoring, peer leadership, anger management), and organizational development (outcome tracking, fundraising). Trainings are customized for the unique needs of sites serving court-involved youth.