Statewide Strategic Planning TTA

Training and Technical Assistance for Statewide Planning

The Justice for All Reauthorization Act, passed in December 2016, requires all applicants for FY2019 Byrne JAG state formula grant awards to include a statewide strategic plan that addresses resource allocation, use of data and implementation of evidence based practices. This comprehensive plan must be developed in consultation with a diverse group of stakeholders; defined in the Act. The plan must describe the evidence-based approaches to be used and illustrate how funding will be allocated. States will be required to update their strategic plans every five years.

Current planning efforts vary immensely among state administering agencies, due to capacity within the state agencies, lack of targeted training and technical assistance (TTA), and an inability to access and analyze the data necessary to plan for and measure program effectiveness. But, we can help.

The National Criminal Justice Association, with funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, offers training and technical assistance to SAAs to support your strategic planning efforts and the implementation of evidence-based policies and practices. This TTA is designed to help states meet the 2019 Byrne Justice Assistance Grant requirement of a comprehensive statewide strategic plan. TTA will be delivered in a variety of ways to best meet your needs; including onsite facilitation, phone/email contact, web based learning, regional trainings, and personalized support. In addition, NCJA will be providing grants management training, mentoring and leadership development to our SAA partners.

Request Training and Technical Assistance

Request strategic planning TTA

We offer three levels of training and technical assistance:

  • Tier 1 TTA includes a less intensive problem-solving response. Information may be delivered be email or phone and include the dissemination of publications and data and referrals to online resources. 
  • Tier 2 TTA involves direct staff support and may include the customization of documents, training materials and publications, as well as facilitating connections through our SAAs peer-to-peer mentor network or the network of Governor’s Criminal Justice Policy Advisors.
  • Tier 3 TTA involves the development of customized products or services to meet a state’s unique TA needs. In some cases, this will involve on-site delivery of TTA services. 

Click the button below to complete the request form for statewide strategic planning training and technical assistance (TTA). You will be asked to:

  • Describe the needs, problems or challenges your agency is seeking to address;
  • Upload your agency's most recent strategic plan (if any);
  • Identify areas of strategic planning that your agency wishes to focus on;
  • Select a preferred method of TTA delivery; and
  • Outline your timeframe for the strategic planning process.

Once you have submitted the TTA request form, NCJA staff will review the form and follow up with the individual listed in the form as the primary contact to determine next steps. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Deb Matteucci, Strategic Planning TTA Program Manager, at or (202) 424-0834.

Regional Strategic Planning Training Sessions

The NCJA, in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, will host a series of regional training sessions to help SAAs meet the new strategic planning requirements that will be part of the FY19 Byrne Justice Assistance Grant applications. This training will focus on the elements of successful strategic planning, evidence-based practice, data and analysis for policy and program evaluation, and coordination with other components of the juvenile and criminal justice system.

Upcoming Training Sessions

March 14-15, 2019 @ the Connecticut Department of Transportation in Newington, CT

This training will be held at the Connecticut Department of Transportation training facility from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm ET. Space for these training sessions is limited, and registration is on a first come first served basis. In the event we approach capacity, a restriction of one attendee from each state may be applied. Travel assistance is also available for states that need it. To ensure all SAAs have an opportunity to attend, no more than two people from any one SAA will be permitted to register at this time. If space is available, registration will be opened to additional team members from registered states.

There are a number of hotels near the training facility. The closest hotel is the Holiday Inn Express in Newington. Participants are asked to book their room directly with the hotel of their choice.

Limited travel scholarships are available for those SAAs who would be unable to attend without financial assistance. If you need scholarship assistance, expenses will be paid by you/your agency and reimbursed by NCJA following your completion of the training. Scholarships are limited to the following:

  • Airfare up to $600
  • Hotel - 2 nights at federal per diem ($128) + tax
  • Meals and incidentals -  2 full days ($61) + 2 travel ($45.75) max
  • Ground transportation up to $100

Contact Us

Please contact Deb Matteucci, Strategic Planning TTA Program Manager at or (202) 424-0834.