Michelle Duhart is a results-driven leader with thirty years' experience in the public and private sector with demonstrated performance in government contracting, juvenile justice, delinquency prevention, domestic violence, sexual assault, and training and technical assistance (TTA). She has led and provided guidance for five federally funded TTA Centers worth approximately $50 million and managed a dynamic portfolio of training events through brokering services and delivery of nationwide training widely recognized for building capacity in the juvenile justice/delinquency prevention and youth development fields. She has a long history of working with the Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice, and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and its stakeholders on several priority initiatives that include girls in juvenile justice and delinquency prevention initiatives, risk-focused prevention, staffing, supervision, data-driven decision making, reducing racial and ethnic disparities, supporting system-involved LGBTQ youth, and managing TTA centers. She supported OJJDP’s National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) from 2011–2016 as the Training Director and recently managed the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) TTA division, a project funded at $15 million that included over 100 subject matter experts (SMEs), contractors, and auditors to reduce and eliminate prison rape and provide education to comply with PREA standards.
Ms. Duhart has spent 20+ years developing curriculum, customizing, and delivering TTA, aligning TTA requests to the field, and working closely with providers, partners, and practitioners to ensure their priority and emerging needs are addressed efficiently and effectively, whether virtual, hybrid, or in-person. As a seasoned leader, Ms. Duhart has vast experience working with under resourced communities and youth with elevated risks that hinder their future success. She is accustomed to responding to time-sensitive, emerging requests that require challenges being addressed with senior leaders, partners, and federal staff that yield results.