Tribal Probation Officers Training Program
Contracting Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance

The Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice has awarded funds to the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) to further develop the workforce of tribal justice personnel working with alcohol/substance abusing offenders under community supervision. During this project, CSG/APPA will work in partnership with The Vera Institute of Justice and the Center for Strength-Based Strategies to develop a blended-learning training. Participants are required to complete online lessons prior to the on-site training event. Once on-site, participants will be engaged in 2 ½ days of skill-building activities designed to provide practice and coaching on the training topics:

Family Support Approach for Community Supervision
Margaret diZerega, Vera Institute of Justice, Family Justice Program
Motivational Interviewing
Todd Roberts, Center for Strength-Based Strategies
Strategies for Case Planning
Kimberly Cobb, American Probation & Parole Association

To date, this training has been delivered 5 times (Phoenix, AZ, Appleton, WI, Billings, MT, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Rapid City, SD Ft. Lauderdale, FL).

Available Products

Visit the TRIBAL RESOURCE REPOSITORY which is designed to serve as a continuing resource for professionals working within Native American/Alaska Native communities in pretrial, probation, and reentry roles. Access templates of downloadable supervision forms and policy and procedure templates, downloadable publications, fact sheets, bulletins, and other guidance documents, information about training and technical assistance opportunities, and information about APPA’s Tribal Issues Committee.

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