The National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) provides In-Depth Technical Assistance (IDTA) to a few selected sites. NCSACW works with these selected sites to develop a Scope of Work for the in-depth technical assistance that includes working with the substance abuse, child welfare and court systems, as well as local tribes, to increase their collaboration and strategic plans for working together.
NCSACW's Consultant Liaisons facilitate the development of a strategic plan tailored to the needs of each State or Tribe, identifying and bringing in additional technical assistance as needed by the site, and assist the site in the implementation of the plan. NCSACW will study the progress and barriers learned in each site with the aim of broadly disseminating the lessons learned so as to further the collaborative efforts and linkages among alcohol and other drug services, child welfare, family courts and tribes.
As part IDTA, each selected site develops a Score of Work and corresponding work plan that defines the objectives and desired outcomes for the period on in-depth technical assistance. While each site's experience and outcomes are unique, the products developed tend to address similar needs, related to: