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Technical Assistance

APPA has a variety of technical assistance opportunities through funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance to provide office-based and on-site technical assistance to tribal justice agencies to develop, grow, and enhance community corrections programs.

Technical Assistance to Grow, Develop, Enhance Community Corrections Programs

Tribes can request technical assistance related to pretrial, probation, and reentry programs. APPA recognizes that tribes are unique in their structure, organization, location, cultural values and norms, and resources; therefore, APPA will work with each individual tribe to develop and deliver technical assistance that is respectful of the diversity and individual needs of the requesting tribe.

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Technical Assistance to Implement Enhanced Sentencing Authority under the Tribal Law & Order Act of 2010

The Tribal Law & Order Act of 2010 established provisions under which tribes can exert enhanced sentencing authority; allowing them to extend their sentencing powers for certain crimes from 1 year, $5,000 fine to 3 years, $15,000. Tribes can request technical assistance from APPA to assist them with meeting the requirements of TLOA to exert enhanced sentencing authority.

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Technical Assistance to Develop or Enhance Alternatives to Incarceration

Tribes can request technical assistance develop or enhance alternatives to incarceration. This technical assistance allows tribes to be creative in their implementation of alternatives, although assistance can also be provided to implement established alternative programs such as day reporting/treatment programs, transitional living programs, work/school release programs, alternative court/supervision programs, intensive supervision programs, etc. APPA will work with each individual tribe to develop and deliver technical assistance that is respectful of the diversity and individual needs of the requesting tribe.

Request technical assistance.