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In August of 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice released the Long Term Plan to Build and Enhance Tribal Justice Systems.  This report, commissioned pursuant to the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010, noted repeatedly that tribes stressed that alternatives to incarceration (ATIs) are a more desirable response to crime than incarceration. In fact, one of the major themes resulting from the consultations and web-based feedback from tribal nations was that “alternatives to incarceration are of primary importance” (pg.10). Having a variety of alternatives to incarceration in place provides tribal justice agencies a variety of options to employ throughout the justice continuum (from pretrial through reentry) to meet the individualized needs of justice-involved members and allows non-serious offenders to receive necessary services while still being able to provide for and remain connected to their families and community.

The Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention, in partnership with the American Probation & Parole Association and the Education Development Center, will host a webinar Alternatives to Incarceration in Indian Country on Thursday, June 20, 2013 from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm (EDT).

This goal of this webinar is to provide tribal justice agencies with an overview of the wide variety of alternatives to incarceration (ATIs) that can implemented into a menu of sentencing options and programs to enhance the community-based services provided to justice-involved tribal members.

Objectives:
* To define what is meant by Alternatives to Incarceration (ATIs) and discuss the importance of having
* ATI’s along the justice continuum;
* To discuss no-cost; low-cost; and higher-cost examples of ATIs;
* To discuss strategies for and challenges of implementing ATIs;
* To highlight tribal communities that are successfully implementing ATIs in their community.
The following Webinar is not available:
Alternatives to Incarceration in Indian Country