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Community Corrections

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $377,412)

The goal of the Tribal Justice System Capacity Building TTA Program is to strengthen tribal governments' ability to plan, implement, and enhance tribal justice systems to be able to prevent, control, and investigate crime; to effectively administer justice; and to meet the needs of the community. The FY 2012 Tribal Justice System Capacity Building TTA Program will focus on funding national TTA efforts within five categories: enhancing tribal and state collaborations; comprehensive strategic planning; building tribal capacity to plan, develop, or enhance diversion and community corrections capacity; enhancing tribal justice information sharing efforts; and other tribal justice system capacity building TTA efforts. The programs funded will provide TTA to: assist tribes in using data to inform justice system strategic planning, implementation and enhancement; integrate the rich community values of tribal cultures in tribal justice systems and programs; foster tribal and state collaboration to address jurisdictional and legal issues with regard to law enforcement, courts, corrections and reentry within Indian Country, including tribal justice based relationships with service providers; build capacity for community-based alternatives to incarceration; enhance tribal justice information sharing; and meet other tribal justice system capacity building needs.

Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) and the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) will develop, deliver and evaluate training for tribal probation officers. FVTC and APPA will offer tribal probation officer training programs that will increase the knowledge and skills that promote best-practices for monitoring and improving safety for tribal probation officers, offenders and the public. They will also provide TTA on the use of electronic alcohol/offender monitoring tools to increase knowledge and capacity for tribal probation officers to use technology in monitoring offenders.

Date Created: August 27, 2012