March 30 - April 3, 2020 | Appleton, WI | Classroom
Build foundational skills through this comprehensive and interactive training academy. Examine traditional, evidence-based, victim-centered and trauma informed approaches to community supervision. Practice techniques in mock interviews, scenarios and team exercises. Explore the benefits of restorative practices and cultural resources. The 2020 Tribal Probation Academy is a three-session course being held: Session 1: March 30-April 3, Session 2: May 4-8, and Session 3: June 1-5, 2020. All 3 sessions are US DOJ approved.
Eligibility requirement: Registrants must be employed by a tribal agency or if a consultant / contractor, endorsed by a tribal government. Priority is given to active probation personnel and other professionals responsible for community supervision. Please NOTE: Review of first round registrants will begin February 12, 2020, after which time, any additional registrations received will be reviewed and considered based upon availability (remaining slots). First round registrants will be notified of enrollment status by February 19, 2020. **The Tribal Probation Academy is comprised of three one-week sessions with a daily schedule of Mon-Thur 8:00 am to 4:30 pm and Friday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Participants must attend all three sessions and are responsible for travel costs.** *BJA funding will provide Sunday-Friday lodging for participants each session, and Friday evening layover lodging for those unable to obtain return flights on Friday evenings.* Highlighted topics covered during the Academy include: * Tribal Justice Systems * Victim Centered Approach * Evidence Based Practices in Community Corrections * Motivational Interviewing and Communication Techniques * Understanding Offender Populations and Special Condition Considerations * Substance Abuse * Introduction to Restorative Practices * Report Writing * Juvenile Probation * Search and Seizure * Defensive Tactics
Upon completion of this academy, you will be able to: * Employ effective communication techniques with probationers to improve safety and reduce incarceration * Identify substance abuse, commonly used drugs, and the effects of drugs on behavior * Apply practical knowledge when supervising high risk offender populations such as probationers with mental illness, domestic violence offenses, sex offenses, or alcohol and substance abuse * Execute proper officer safety techniques and defensive tactics * Demonstrate effective report writing techniques * Apply motivational interviewing practices to promote behavior change *The Tribal Probation Academy is being held in collaboration with the Tribal Judicial Institute, University of North Dakota.*
Session 1: March 30 - April 3 and Session 2: May 4-8 will be held at: Fox Valley Technical College Bordini Center 5 N Systems Dr | Appleton, WI 54914 (920) 735-2525 Session 3: June 1-5 will be held at: Public Safety Training Center W6400 County Road BB | Appleton, WI (920) 560-1600
Lodging options will be discussed upon formal enrollment approval into the Tribal Probation Academy.