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Impact of TLOA and VAWA

This webinar examines the impact of TLOA and VAWA across several subjects. The webinar explores the impact of TLOA and VAWA on defendants’ rights in tribal courts, impact on sentencing in tribal courts, impact on definitions of crimes under tribal law, what constitutes a felony, and the impact...

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National Youth Court Guidelines

By Tracy M. Godwin, Michelle E. Heward, and Tom Spina, Jr. (Published in 2000;146 pages) Developed by the American Probation and Parole Association/Council of State Government, which administered the National Youth Court Center, the National Youth Court Guidelines are designed to give youth...

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Improving the Administration of Justice in Tribal Communities through Information Sharing and Resource Sharing

This document summarizes findings from a focus group convened by the American Probation & Parole Association, with funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, comprised of three jurisdictional teams of federal, state, and tribal probation officers to identify effective and collaborative...


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Elder Panels: An Alternative to Incarceration for Tribal Members

The Tribal Justice Plan reflects the desires expressed by many tribal nations to keep their people out of correctional facilities—if they can safely be supervised in the community. To realize this, communities are looking for alternatives to incarceration that meet the goals of community...


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Effective Responses to Offender Behavior: Lessons Learned for Probation and Parole Supervision

This report highlights key lessons learned around planning and implementation of sanctions and incentives, with particular attention to ways in which states and local jurisdictions can improve effective responses in probation and parole supervision. This report first provides an overview of the...