Free Drug Abuse and Community Service Training for Tribal Communities
The Lamar Associates, in partnership with the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) and National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI), will be providing tuition-free training opportunities for America’s Tribal communities. Funding is granted by the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) as a part of their Community Policing Training and Technical Assistance Program. The first regional training will be conducted on May 24-25, 2011 at the Marriott Pyramid in Albuquerque, NM.
“We know the importance of realistic training and right-sized resources to support our tribal service providers and communities,” said Steven Juneau, Director of Indian Country Training, a division of Lamar Associates. “We have designed the training to reflect the values and commitment of partnership and collaboration.”
Juneau, a descendant of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana, has been a federal special agent and is an enrolled member of the Tlingit and Haida Tribes of Alaska.
“We have been providing education to our Tribal communities to combat the serious and complex prescription drug abuse issue for several years,” said Walter Lamar, President and CEO of Lamar Associates. “We appreciate the COPS Office support and our collaborative partnership with NICWA and NADDI to further help our communities.”
The said program will include various courses focused on developing participants’ critical skills and analysis on topics such as drug abuse prescription, drug endangered children, community policing and development and problem solving strategies which will reflect cultural understanding and sensitivity. Training will be presented either regionally or through web-based online courses and webinars.
About Lamar Associates
Lamar Associates is one of the largest American Indian-owned professional training and technical assistance companies in the nation training over 5,000 service professionals representing over 250 organizations dedicated in eradicating crime, gang, and drug abuse cases, and enhancing community policing education.
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