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We deliver tailored telephone, Web-based, and onsite technical assistance to meet our clients’ needs and budgets. Our staff conduct curriculum development initiatives, training and education programs, distance learning, Web-based training, and technology transfer.

Our Services

Research and Evaluation Websites and Applications Training and Technical Assistance Management Consulting

Highlighted Projects

Youth Violence Prevention Technical Assistance

This program provides technical assistance to 39 cities and counties across the United States, with a goal to reduce and prevent youth violence and support safe, healthy, and thriving children, youth, families, and communities.

SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program Coordinating Center

DSG has established an MFP Coordinating Center for fellows of five grantee organizations—the American Psychological Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Nurses Association, the Council on Social Work Education, and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

TA to End Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Juvenile Justice System

This OJJDP initiative provides education, resources, and training and technical assistance to address disproportionate minority contact and eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in the juvenile justice system.

Our Division

Under the direction of Marcia I. Cohen, vice president, the Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Division, DSG staff, and expert consultants provide TTA in support of federal agencies, states, cities, federal program grantees, and community-based organizations in various areas. We have delivered more than 250 original training conferences, presentations, and workshops. DSG trainings have covered numerous topics, including delinquency prevention, violence prevention, child welfare, substance abuse, strategic planning, foster care, respite care, information technology, youth gangs, balanced and restorative justice, youth and drug courts, and cultural competency. We have also developed regional training programs, Web-based trainings, Webinars, and videos for distance learning. Many conferences offer continuing education units.

Our staff conduct curriculum development initiatives (including production of training designs, agendas, manuals, and other training support products), training and education programs, distance learning, Web-based training, and technology transfer. DSG’s services include the design of customized TTA programs and delivery systems, as well as conceptualization and development of training materials. Support products for conferences, meetings, and related events include promotional and registration materials, programs, speeches, policy papers, handouts, session summaries, and meeting proceedings.

Our TTA Approach

DSG does not deliver “canned” training and technical assistance but instead customizes all aspects of TTA to meet the needs of our clients. We provide tailored telephone, Web-based, and onsite TA to meet our clients’ needs and budgets. Our protocols for development and delivery ensure that we identify precisely the needs to be addressed and develop materials accordingly. Our expert staff work to the highest of expectations and standards, resulting in a history of satisfied customers.

Meeting Planning

DSG plans and produces trade shows, exhibits, conferences, and other events for groups large and small. Through several major federal contracts, we put on hundreds of such events a year ranging from 25 to 500 participants. We always provide:

  • Logistics, A to Z—from online registration to thank you letters for speakers
  • All pre-meeting, meeting, and post-meeting support activities
  • Events planning, including topic identification, speaker invitation, and program development
  • Conceptualization, editing, and preparation of promotional and meeting materials, including programs
  • Educational and training materials designed for website dissemination