January 16 - May 23, 2022 | Virtual
Join other probation and corrections professionals to build foundational skills through this comprehensive and interactive virtual training academy. Community based corrections is the most significant criminal justice response to crime. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics site, over 70% of all offenders are placed on community based corrections and over 95% of all offenders will be released back into the community. Over the course of 18 weeks, you will examine traditional, evidence-based, victim-centered and trauma-informed approaches to community supervision. Course work is designed to support application techniques and case management concepts in the development of core supervisory skills to improve overall outcomes for victims/survivors, communities and offenders.
*This event is approved by the US Department of Justice.* **Time commitment for the Academy is up to 6 hours per week. To be approved for the Academy, you must receive Manager approval for this time commitment. Your approving authority information is collected during the registration process for followup purposes. Each Student accepted into the course will be required to submit a syllabus signed by the student and their supervisor acknowledging the time and course requirement. ** Please expect to participate in LIVE Online Instructor-Led lectures held each week, as well as discussion boards, practical exercises, independent study, and assessments. We urge you to participate in class during these assigned weekly dates/times to achieve the maximum benefit. Your time commitment is outlined below: * **Each Monday (90 minute Live Lecture):** 10:00 am AK | 11:00 am PT | 12:00 pm MT | 1:00 pm CT | 2:00 pm ET * **Each Thursday (30-60 minute Supplemental Lecture):** 9:00 am AK | 10:00 am PT | 11:00 am MT | 12:00 pm CT | 1:00 pm ET * Each week, you will have up to **3.5 hours** of time on your own to complete assignments and for independent study. **Please see FULL AGENDA [HERE](http://ncjtc.fvtc.edu/resources/RS00882105/tribal-probation-academy-online-agenda-jan-2022)**
Each week, a new topic will be covered and you will be assigned homework to support that 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.** Students are required to have working internet with audio and a working microphone.