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. Sessions 1 and 2 are US DOJ approved and Session 3 is pending US DOJ approval.
Highlighted topics covered during the Academy include: • Tribal Justice Systems • Victim Centered Approach • Evidence Based Practices in Community Corrections • Understanding Offender Populations and Special Condition Considerations • Substance Abuse • Restorative Justice and Peacemaking • Report Writing • Juvenile Probation • Search and Seizure • Defensive Tactics The Tribal Probation Academy is comprised of three sessions, each running one week. The training schedule runs 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Thursday and 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on Friday for each session. Lunch is provided each day during the academy. The lodging site provides a complimentary hot breakfast each morning. Evening meals will be on your own. Participants must attend all three sessions in order to obtain a certificate and are responsible for Travel costs. Lodging is provided through BJA funding for Sunday-Friday for each session. Friday evening layover is the responsibility of the part
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
Eligibility Requirement: Applicants must be employed by a tribal agency or if a consultant / contractor, endorsed by a tribal government. Priority is given to active probation personnel.