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APPA’s Work in Indian Country

The American Probation & Parole Association (APPA) is an international membership association representing approximately 35,000 probation, parole and community-based corrections personnel, in both adult and juvenile sectors including practitioners from federal, state, local, tribal and private sector agencies. Membership to APPA provides individuals and agencies with the most current information on strategies, programs, and approaches to supervising diverse caseloads, facilitating change among the individuals they supervise, and being a proactive prevention/intervention partner in community coalitions. Membership also provides information sharing through APPA’s bi-monthly electronic newsletter CC Headlines, the quarterly professional journal Perspectives, as well as social media outlets such as Facebook™, LinkedIn™, and Twitter™.

APPA currently manages over 34 research/grant projects totaling approximately $8,059,958. Through these projects, APPA develops publications, bulletins, audio-teleconferences, guidebooks, and online and site-based training; as well as provides onsite and office-based technical assistance.

APPA has successfully implemented projects, funded through the Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, to assist tribal community corrections personnel:

  • supervise alcohol/drug-involved tribal members more effectively;
  • develop/enhance community based programs related to pretrial, probation, reentry, and alternatives to incarceration;
  • utilize screening, assessment, and case planning tools to reduce recidivism in their communities;
  • utilize skills related to Motivational Interviewing, Involving Families in the Supervision Process, and Case Planning
  • implement the tenants of the Prison Rape Elimination Act for Indian Country; and
  • implement enhanced sentencing authority under the provision of the Tribal Law & Order Act of 2010.

APPA is also a partner in the Tribal Probation Academy and the Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (IASAP).

APPA Partners: APPA partners with some of the leading training and technical assistance providers working in Indian Country to provide a coordinated effort in meeting the needs of tribal justice systems.

The National Criminal Justice Training Center at Fox Valley Technical College
The Center for Court Innovation
The Pretrial Justice Institute
The Tribal Law & Policy Institute
The National Tribal Judicial Center and The National Judicial College
The Tribal Judicial Institute
The Alaska Native Justice Center
The Vera Institute of Justice
The Center for Strength-Based Strategies