National Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center (NDTAC)
NOTE: The NDTAC web site is currently not operational as it is being reconstructed. We hope to have the updated site available soon. If you are looking for a particular NDTAC resource, please contact NDTAC at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
The National Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center for the Education for Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent or At Risk is the result of a contract between the U.S. Department of Education and the American Institutes for Research (AIR). AIR is a nonprofit research organization that performs basic and applied research, provides technical support, and conducts analyses based on methods of the behavioral and social sciences. The overarching mission of NDTAC is to improve educational programming for neglected and delinquent youth.
NDTAC is legislated to:
- Develop a uniform evaluation model for State Education Agency Title I, Part D, Subpart I programs
- Provide technical assistance to States in order to increase their capacity for data collection and their ability to use that data to improve educational programming for N or D youth
- Serve as a facilitator between different organizations, agencies, and interest groups that work with youth in neglected and delinquent facilities
NDTAC provides the following services:
- Direct Assistance
- E-mail Listserv
- Webinars (web-based teleconferences)
- Q&A Phone Calls
- Monthly Articles on N or D Topics
- Research Reviews
- Federal and State Data
- Policy and Legislation Information
- Library (web-based compilation of materials by topic)
Resources included in February 2021 NAESPA Presentation
- Webinar: Integrating Technology into Correctional Education Settings (June 2020)
- Issue Brief: Enhancing Facility-Based Education Programs Through Digital Learning (September 2020)
- Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention: The Council, an independent organization in the executive branch that coordinates all federal juvenile delinquency prevention programs, all federal programs and activities that detain or care for unaccompanied juveniles, and all federal programs relating to missing and exploited children.
- U.S. Department of Education, Correctional Education: The Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act created the Office of Correctional Education (OCE) to coordinate and improve efforts to support educational opportunities in correctional settings. The OCE function currently resides in the Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education (OCTAE) Division of Adult Education and Literacy (DAEL).
- US. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention: The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) supports local and state efforts to prevent delinquency, improve the juvenile justice system, and protect children.