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Tribal Probation Academy

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Over the course of 14 weeks, participants will examine traditional, evidence-based, victim-centered and trauma-informed approaches to community supervision. Course work is designed to support application of techniques and case management concepts in the development of core supervisory skills.

Each week, a different topic will be covered during a live 90 minute lecture and 30-60 minute Q & A round table discussions. Attendees will be assigned homework to support each week's training topic.

Training topics include:

  • Tribal Sovereignty, Jurisdiction & Tribal Justice Systems
  • Introduction to Victim Centered Approaches
  • Introduction to Evidence Based Practices
  • Introduction to Motivational Interviewing
  • Introduction to Screening and Assessment, caseload supervision
  • Introduction to Case plan development and graduated responses
  • Introduction to Supervision Strategies (applying conditions)
  • Introduction to Restorative Justice
  • Introduction to Understanding Offender Populations and Special Conditions Considerations
  • Understanding Offender Populations and Special Condition Considerations: Supervising Introduction to Persons Who Suffer with Mental Illness and Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Introduction to Drug Abuse Recognition and Substance Abuse – Drug Identification and Effects on Behavior
  • Courtroom Hearings and Testimony
  • Report Writing

Registrants must be employed by a tribal agency or if a consultant/contractor, endorsed by a tribal government. Priority is given to active probation personnel and other professionals responsible for community supervision.

Event Type
Event Option(s)
Live, Online
Sponsor(s) / Host(s)
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Greg Brown
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Date Created: August 20, 2020