TTA Training Events

New! BJA to Host Tribal Intergovernmental Reentry Workshops in 2019

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the Executive Office for the United States Attorneys’ National Indian Country Training Initiative, in partnership with the American Probation and Parole Association, will host two Tribal Intergovernmental Reentry Workshops1.  These two interactive workshops will provide participants with the tools they need to develop effective reentry plans based on the sharing of operational, organizational, and culture-based concepts and processes that result in the identification of critical services and interventions needed to reduce recidivism and victimization.

Where and When:
Columbia, S.C. (Jan. 16-19, 2019)
Phoenix, AZ (Feb. 19-21, 2019)

***Deadline to apply is 8 p.m. EST, Nov. 9, 2018

Why Should I Attend? Each Workshop will provide participant teams with a set of guidelines, principles and tools to assist in the development of  reentry strategies for Tribal members returning to their  communities after a period of secure confinement in Federal, Tribal, state or local facilities. To address the issue of jurisdiction, workshops will focus on  coordination among Federal, Tribal, state, and local justice systems to identify when and where community members return from a correctional facility and under what supervision conditions, to understand the risks and needs of tribal reentrants as they return to the community, and to identify critical services and interventions needed to reduce recidivism and victimization.

Applying:  Please submit an application for the Tribal Intergovernmental Reentry Workshop by clicking on the following link: Applications are due by 8 p.m. EST on Nov.  9, 2018. For questions regarding the application process, please contact Nan Benally at 859-244-8056 or Please understand that space in the program is limited and that not all applicants may be accommodated in this series of workshops.

Additional Details: Are available online here.

1  The focus of the Tribal Intergovernmental Reentry Workshop is on higher risk reentrants having served longer sentences in State and Federal Prisons. It may also apply to higher risk reentrants serving longer sentences under enhanced sentencing authorities, but the training does not focus on those reentrants returning to tribal communities from tribal facilities for non-major crimes. Applicants seeking assistance solely for reentry of tribal members from tribal facilities should look for opportunities for assistance and resources available at

Responding to Child Sex Trafficking and Exploitation in Indian Country

Focus of Training: According to the National Indigenous Women's Resource Center, native women experience violent victimization at a higher rate than any other U. S. population. Join us for this training to explore victim, system and societal perceptions which may pose a risk of exploitation and sex trafficking to children in tribal communities. Learn effective interview techniques to obtain a full disclosure from victims. Through the use of a case study, examine the challenges system stakeholders encounter providing protection to children. Participate in a facilitated discussion, leveraging the experience and knowledge of the community, to identify strengths, resources and possible gaps in service for the response for child victims of exploitation and sex trafficking.

Cost: NO FEE

Where: McKinley County Student Support Center, The Board Room at Gallup, 640 S Boardman, Gallup, NM 87401

When: Nov. 12-13, 2018

Who: The following would benefit from this training:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Tribes/Tribal Partner

Registration: For more information and to register online, please go here.

Save the Date! Registration Open Now for the Tribal Probation Academy

Focus of Training: On behalf of the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) and its partners will host TPA over 3 separate weeks this fall. TPA delivers comprehensive training to entry-level justice system personnel who are affiliated with a tribe that provides community supervision services. During each of the 3 weeks, attendees will be trained by subject experts on a variety of topics and be required to take a test at the end of each week. At the end of the third week, attendees must pass a comprehensive exam to receive certification.

***Please note that TPA is pending approval from the Office of Justice Programs. If you make travel arrangements prior to the event’s approval, please ensure that all arrangements are refundable in case TPA is cancelled.

Where: National Judicial Center in Reno, Nevada

When: The three weeks of training are: Oct. 15–19, Nov. 12–16, and Dec. 10–14, 2018

Who: All entry-level tribal community corrections professionals are invited to apply to attend TPA

Additional details: APPA is offering lodging scholarships as well reimbursement for partial airfare to a limited number of applicants to help defray travel costs. To be eligible for the scholarship and/or reimbursement, attendees must participate in all 3 weeks of TPA. APPA will provide further information about logistics once the event is approved and applicants have been accepted.

Registration: To register online, please visit Please submit any questions to Travis Johnson, Program Associate, at or call 859–244–8015

Trauma-informed Supervision Webinar Series

Focus of training: A critical condition for developing a trauma-informed system (i.e., agencies and other care providing setting) is for all staff members, including professionals, support staff and administrators, to have a comprehensive understanding of the effects and complexity of trauma, its potential behavioral manifestations and principles for addressing the needs of traumatized clients (Jennings, 2004). Training is essential in the process of transforming an agency to become trauma-informed. This three-part webinar series will cover a wide variety of topics and provide you with strategies for interacting with traumatized clients. Part 1: What is Trauma?, Part 2: The Long Reach of Intergenerational Trauma, Part 3: Interacting with Traumatized Clients.

***Access these free webinars here.

Who can benefit from this training?

  • Community Corrections Officer
  • Court System Personnel
  • Educator
  • Law Enforcement
  • Law Enforcement Support
  • Social Workers
  • Victim Service Providers
  • Tribes/Tribal Partners

Now available online! Tribal Oriented Policing Strategies (TOPS)

Focus of training: Through funding from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, U.S. Department of Justice, the National Criminal Justice Training Center (NCJTC) of Fox Valley Technical College developed four comprehensive online modules that cover topics including: positive ethics, communication, leadership styles, identifying key stakeholders, partnership building, a six-step problem-solving model, and examples of success. Training modules can be taken as a comprehensive program in the recommended module order shown or as individual modules:

  • Module 1: Course Introduction
  • Module 2: Community Policing: Define community policing and explore key stakeholders in a successful community policing strategy. Examine ways the crime triangle can be applied to addressing public safety concerns and developing potential solutions.
  • Module 3: Team Building: Explore strategies to foster positive community ethics, effective communication techniques and leadership styles. Identify how to implement these techniques to build strategic partnerships inside and outside the community to augment tribal community policing action plans and improve public safety.
  • Module 4: Problem Solving: Examine a six-step problem solving model and identify how to effectively implement this model to address specific public safety concerns and needs in your community. Practice the application of these principles through meaningful exercises, and examine a case study where the six-step model was successfully applied in a tribal community setting.

How to register and access the training:

To access the TOPS Online Training Program, subscribe to  NCJTC’s On Demand Community Training Catalog by visiting Click View Catalog and then subscribe. By subscribing to the Community catalog, you will have access to the TOPS Online Training Program as well as other eLearning opportunities. Once your subscription is approved, you will receive further instructions for accessing the course. Participants completing the full program are awarded four (4) continuing education hours through Fox Valley Technical College.

Did you know? TOPS is also available at no cost in a 2-day classroom based /interactive training.  To request a training at your location, visit and click the “Request Training” link at the bottom of the home page

If you have questions about either one of these training options, please contact NCJTC at (855) 866-2582.

Updated November 13, 2018

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