September 13 - December 19, 2020 | Virtual
Build foundational skills through this comprehensive and interactive virtual training academy. Examine traditional, evidence-based, victim-centered and trauma informed approaches to community supervision. Over the course of 14 weeks, you will examine traditional, evidence-based, victim-centered and trauma-informed approaches to community supervision. Course work is designed to support application of techniques and case management concepts in the development of core supervisory skills. The estimated time commitment is up to 4 hours per week to include live instructor-led instruction, participation in discussion boards, practical exercises or interactions, independent study of materials and resources, and assessments to ensure learning objectives are achieved.
**THIS TRAINING IS FULL- REGISTRATION IS CLOSED AT THIS TIME** This event is approved by the US Department of Justice. Each week, a different topic will be covered during a LIVE 90 minute lecture and 30-60 minute Q & A round table discussions. You will be assigned homework to support each week's training topic. Training topics include: * Tribal Sovereignty, Jurisdiction & Tribal Justice Systems * Introduction to Victim Centered Approaches * Introduction to Evidence Based Practices * Introduction to Motivational Interviewing * Introduction to Screening and Assessment, caseload supervision * Introduction to Case plan development and graduated responses * Introduction to Supervision Strategies (applying conditions) * Introduction to Restorative Justice * Introduction to Understanding Offender Populations and Special Conditions Considerations * Understanding Offender Populations and Special Condition Considerations: Supervising Introduction to Persons Who Suffer with Mental Illness and Co-Occurring Disorders * Introduction to Drug Abuse Recognition and Substance Abuse – Drug Identification and Effects on Behavior * Courtroom Hearings and Testimony * Report Writing
Upon completion of this academy, you will be able to: (at Introductory level) • 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 • Apply motivational interviewing practices to promote behavior change
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: Students who participate in the online course will still be eligible to attend the in-person Tribal Probation Academy once rescheduled.**