Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $399,997)
The Tribal Justice System Capacity Building Training and Technical Assistance Program provides a comprehensive array of training and technical assistance (TTA) to assist federally recognized Indian tribes ability to implement and enhance programs to reduce alcohol, substance abuse, and related crimes; and strengthens tribes ability to implement and enhance tribal justice systems through training and technical assistance to increase their knowledge of emerging technology, evidence-based practices, and new models of service. The TTA offered will increase the knowledge of criminal and tribal justice practitioners through in-person training, web-based learning, distance learning using webinars, teleconferences, and developing or revising training curricula; increase a tribal justice agencys ability to solve problems and/or modify policies or practices; and increase the information provided to BJA and the criminal and tribal justice communities.
The Council of State Governments/American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) will work alongside American Indian/Alaska Native governments as they plan, develop, and/or enhance their community corrections programs. APPA and its project partners will develop, deliver and evaluate tribal probation officer training programs; develop resources and strategies to assist tribes in assessing their infrastructure and improve their capacity to support diversion and community corrections programs; and deliver technical assistance to tribes in assessing, designing and/or improving infrastructure and practices to support diversion and community corrections programs.