Understand how to conduct focus groups, stakeholder interviews, community meetings, and needs assessments. Create a strategic plan by performing a needs assessment to identify justice system strengths and gaps. Utilize customized technical assistance to analyze your needs assessment results.
This phase of training involves developing a strategy to conduct focus groups and stakeholder interviews, facilitate community meetings, and implement a written questionnaire/assessment that will build the tribe's capacity to define their community, assess the current state of the justice system, and identify needs and gaps in services. Analysis of this assessment process provides the framework for development of a written response/plan, which is the focus of Phase Three.
After an initial training on the needs assessment process the TTA providers will work one-on-one with the grantee/tribe through onsite visits, email, phone, and Go-To-Meeting/Skype to complete the assessments. Follow up and action items resulting from this training is anticipated to take approximately 5-6 months.