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Preparing for Home: Reentry in American Indian Nations and Alaska Native Villages

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $399,990)

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 agency’s 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 Nations and Alaska Native Villages as they plan, develop, and/or enhance their community based reentry strategies by providing training, technical assistance, peer to peer information sharing, and virtual resources. APPA and the project partners represent the varied disciplines that should be involved in reentry planning and service provision, as well as program representatives who are implementing reentry initiatives in the Nations/Villages. Together, this team will provide the Nations/Villages with insight from and access to subject matter experts to allow for a holistic approach to reentry services for their members.


Date Created: September 27, 2016