American Institutes for Research

Juvenile Justice Compliance Technical Assistance Consultant

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United States
Technical Assistance


Established in 1946, the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the world's largest behavioral and social science research and evaluation organizations. Our mission is to generate and use rigorous evidence that contributes to a better, more equitable world.  AIR works with federal, state, and local government agencies, philanthropies and other organizations to conduct research and evaluation and provide technical assistance in the areas of education, health and workforce development, in the U.S. and abroad.


This position might initially start working remotely but will ultimately have the option to work from one of our offices located in Crystal City, VA, Rockville, MD, Austin, TX, Chicago, IL, Chapel Hill, NC, or Waltham, MA or continue to work remotely. 



  • Work closely with the Center for Coordinated Assistance to States (CCAS) Project Director and Deputy Directors and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP) State Relations and Assistance Division (SRAD) on the development, approval, and facilitation of all project related activities
  • Organize, coordinate, and assist in the provision of training and technical assistance (TTA) activities for the states and territories related to compliance with the core requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act as amended by the Juvenile Justice Reform Act (JJRA) of 2018
  • Work as part of a team to host listening sessions with the juvenile justice field on new JJRA requirements (i.e., jail removal/court holding facilities, juveniles charged as adults, etc.) and provide reports with key information and analysis of listening session content
  • Work with OJJDP to update Compliance Monitoring TA Tool for states with new JJRA requirements
  • In collaboration with OJJDP, the CCAS-AIR Team, and CCAS Partners facilitate learning opportunities for court holding facilities personnel and other facility personnel on JJRA requirements
  • Develop more in-depth overview of JJRA changes and catalogue resources on strategies for meeting those changes (e.g., reentry planning, mental health, supporting educational progress, identification of victims of human trafficking, eliminating the use of unreasonable restraints, etc.)
  • Work as part of a team to host regional discussions/trainings on pertinent compliance related topics
  • Support OJJDP, the CCAS-AIR Team and CCAS Partners with COVID information sharing to the field
  • Coordinate various communities of practice for Title II Designated State Agency (DSA) personnel and State Advisory Group members including but not limited to supporting OJJDP’s monthly calls with states and moderating DSA position specific online communities on the CCAS Information Hub
  • Review States’ Plans for Compliance Monitoring (i.e., , state’s comprehensive Compliance Monitoring Policies and Procedures Manual), Compliance Monitoring Universes, and compliance data collection systems for the Deinstitutionalization of Status Offenders (DSO), Separation, and Jail Removal core requirements of the JJDP Act assessing needs and offering TTA to support states in their efforts to achieve and/or maintain compliance
  • Proactively develop TTA plans in collaboration with TTA recipients and OJJDP
  • Participate in the delivery of high-quality, responsive, individualized TTA regarding compliance with the JJDP Act as amended by the JJRA
  • Leverage the TTA available through other OJJDP TTA Providers
  • Provide timely and accurate updates on TTA activities
  • Facilitate collection of performance measures and evaluation data
  • Contribute to the development and dissemination of resources and deliverables
  • Contribute to drafting of semiannual and annual reports
  • Engage in proposal writing in response to federal, state, and local solicitations


  • Ph.D. degree with 0-3 years related experience, M.A., M.S., or M.P.H. or equivalent degree with 3+ year’s related experience, or a lesser degree and 4-7 years of related experience in the provision of training and technical assistance to juvenile justice or other youth and family serving organizations.
  • Experience serving in the role of a Compliance Monitor at a Title II DSA
  • Ability to generate well-written and compelling reports
  • Demonstrated management skills, including the ability to lead small and medium sized projects, tasks and proposals, work on teams under the leadership of other staff
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects including competing demands
  • Flexibility and ability to consistently meet deadlines
  • Effective communicator
  • Comfortable working independently and as a member of a team
  • Acute attention to detail and strong work ethic

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H-1B sponsorship) is not available for this position. Depending on project work, qualified candidates may need to meet certain residency requirements.



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.



AIR adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 




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