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Enhancing Reentry Efforts in Tribal Communities

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $400,000)

The Tribal Corrections Capacity Building Training and Technical Assistance Program provides training and technical assistance (TTA) to assist federally recognized Indian tribes' in their strategies to strengthen tribal correctional system capacity to enhance public safety and facilitate successful community reintegration efforts. The TTA provider will offer tribal jurisdictions assistance to: (1) plan, implement, or enhance community supervision practices; or (2) plan, implement, or enhance reentry programming strategies for tribal communities. 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), in partnership with the Center for Court Innovation (CCI), will work alongside the tribal governments as they plan, develop, and/or enhance reentry efforts in their respective communities. APPA and CCI will provide training and technical assistance (TTA) to address jail-based and prison-based reentry of incarcerated individuals returning to tribal communities.

Date Created: September 4, 2018