The National Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Neglected or Delinquent Children and Youth (NDTAC)
NDTAC is a national resource center providing direct assistance to states, schools, communities, and parents seeking information on the education of children and youth who are considered neglected, delinquent, or at-risk. The Center works with service providers and state and local administrators of the Title I, Part D program, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The goals of Title I, Part D include: improving educational services for neglected, delinquent, or at risk children, so they have the opportunity to meet challenging State academic content and achievement standards; providing youth with services to successfully transition from institutionalization to further schooling or employment; and preventing youth who are at-risk from dropping out of school, and to provide dropouts and children and youth returning from correctional facilities with a support system to ensure their continued education. NDTAC provides information, resources, and direct technical assistance to states and those who support or provide education to youth who are neglected or delinquent; develops a model and tools to assist states and providers with reporting data and evaluating their services; and serves as a facilitator to increase information-sharing and peer-to-peer learning at state and local levels.