Understanding your Clients: A Discussion on Working with Native American Clients in a Reentry Program


Tuesday, February 27, 2024
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Session Type: Workshop

This workshop will provide the audience with knowledge to improve reentry outcomes for Tribal clients through a discussion on historical and on-going trauma the impacts your client's ability to reintegrate back into their communities. This workshop will discuss the ways in which community corrections personnel can effectively interact with Tribal Clients. This workshop will work to improving cultural awareness through creating an understanding of traditional, cultural, historical and on-going trauma impacts on Tribal Clients.


Mark Dyea
Tribal Grants Manager, American Probation and Parole Association

Mark Dyea is an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Laguna and Disabled Veteran. Mark is the Tribal Grants Manager for the American Probation and Parole Association where he collaborates with Tribes to secure training and technical assistance in program planning, implementation, and enhancement. Mark has over 17 years of Community Supervision and Treatment Court experience. During this time, he worked for the Pueblo of Laguna’s Probation & Parole Services for over ten years as a Probation Officer, Wellness Court Coordinator, Program Manager, and co-founded the Pueblo’s Community Wellness Court program and served as its Co-Coordinator for seven years. Mark has also worked as a Case Manager for the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court Specialty Courts and Coordinator for the Pueblo of San Felipe Healing to Wellness Court. Mark served as a Sr. Consultant for the NADCP Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Planning Initiative and as faculty for TLPI. As a consultant Mark has worked with numerous jurisdictions across the country to develop and enhance Treatment Courts. Over the course of his career Mark as collaborated with multiple jurisdictions, including State, Federal, and Tribal entities, to improve community supervision outcomes and intergovernmental relationships.