FREE TRAINING – Tribal Action Plan Development Workshop: A Tribal Law and Order Act Training Initiative

The U.S. Department of Justice’s National Indian Country Training Initiative (NICTI), together with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is pleased to announce the Tribal Action Plan (TAP) Development Workshop.  This workshop will be held January 25-27, 2017, at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina.  Travel and lodging accommodations will be provided by DOJ’s Office of Legal Education. There is no tuition fee to attend this training. Tribes are encouraged to register a team to attend.

 The Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) of 2010 addresses the development of Tribal Action Plans (TAP).  TAPs support the principle of tribal self-determination and provide tribes the opportunity to take a proactive role in the fight against alcohol and substance misuse in their communities.  TLOA also requires interagency coordination and collaboration among the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Department of the Interior (DOI) in addressing Indian alcohol and substance use problems.

 The TAP Workshop will be led by experienced faculty and include sessions focused on:  1) community readiness; 2) local resource identification; 3) areas of prevention/intervention; and 4) strategic plan development.

 The TAP Workshop is designed for tribes who have not previously participated in intensive tribal action plan training.  Tribes who are chosen to participate are required to send a core team of five representatives comprised of individuals who represent the following disciplines:  the tribe’s TAP Tribal Coordinating Committee, Tribal leadership, Tribal behavioral health director, public health nurse, community health representative, Tribal judicial service representative, law enforcement, spiritual leader, and the education system representative.  Tribes who have participated in a Gathering of Native Americans (GONA) training possess important preparation for the TAP Workshop.

 Core Tribal TAP Team members will be required to participate in pre and post workshop technical assistance, attend the entire workshop, and sign a letter of commitment to work with Federal TAP points of contacts and consultants to complete a tribal-specific TAP.  Tribes selected to attend the TAP Workshop must adopt a resolution (or legally-equivalent action) to develop and implement a tribal action plan.

 If interested in having a team apply to attend, please have each team member fill out the attached application form and submit as directed.

DUE DATE: Nominations are due by November 18, 2016

CONTACTS: National Indian Country Training Coordinator: Leslie A. Hagen, (803) 705-5061, E-Mail: Training Specialist: Delores McCarter, 803-705-5123, E-Mail: