Strategic Planning

Planning for the future of the current and coming generations was and is always a priority for Tribal Nations, Villages and Indigenous peoples. In Tribal communities, children are seen as precious gifts from the Creator and their futures involve the critical responsibility of planning and carrying out those plans with deliberation, cultural sensitivity and honor. Strategic planning they supports the journey toward achieving community goals. 

The Tribal Youth Resource Center offers free training and technical assistance to OJJPD Tribal Grantees, Federally recognized Tribes and to communities interested in the development of initiative to support delinquency reduction amongst Tribal youth. 

  • OJJDP Tribal Grantees will receive notifications from the center to the assigned grant points of contact through our center e-distribution list. Grantees can also contact their assigned Training and Technical Assistance Specialist for ongoing support related to strategic planning. 
  • Not a current OJJDP Tribal Grantee? Please visit our resource library to access helpful planning materials and resources or request to join our mailing list by emailing us at


Our team offers comprehensive training related to planning and development of youth prevention and court-based initiatives. Training to support early planning and development includes training topics such as, but not limited to: 

  • Assessing community readiness and awareness.
  • Development of a community advisory circle. 
  • Development of a program vision and mission statement. 
  • Values-based goal setting.
  • Development of a program logic model.
  • Development of data collection and program evaluation processes. 
  • Youth and community engagement.
  • Program sustainability planning. 

Contact us at for more information about planning and development of a Tribal youth prevention initiative. 


Archived Training Materials

OJJDP Tribal Youth Resource Center
2018 Cohort Strategic Planning Meeting

April 23-24, 2019
San Diego, California

Full Agenda PDF

April 2019 Strategic Planning Meeting Video Wrap Up

Materials- Click on the file name to download a copy of the presentation.

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Day 2: 

Supplemental Materials

Strategic Planning Support


Strategic planning materials may be downloaded and follow up support is available from the Tribal Youth Resource Center. Visit the About Us section to learn more about our staff, consultants, training and technical assistance and how to request additional on-site support.