Going Beyond Compliance Monitoring of Drug/Alcohol-Involved Tribal Probationers

Drug/alcohol-related crime is staggering in many tribal communities. The complex issues surrounding drug/alcohol use by probationers cannot be addressed by the justice system solely through methods aimed at compliance while individuals are on supervision through the court. Tribal probation officers must identify through assessment and respond through case planning to the individual criminogenic needs of the tribal members on their caseloads in order to have any long-term impact for their probationers or their community.