Administrative Rule 20.25.102

BOARD TRAINING

  1. All board members shall receive training that addresses the following American Indian issues:
    1. the cultures and problems of Montana tribes and reservations;
    2. statistical and comparative data regarding correctional populations;
    3. distinctions between urban and reservation populations; and
    4. federal, state, and local community services available to paroled or discharged American Indian offenders.
  2. A board member who has not received training regarding American Indian issues may not hear or decide American Indian cases until the member has completed the training.
  3. Board members may attend nationally recognized correctional training or a comparable program for parole board members.
  4. Before participating on a hearing panel, a new board member must receive orientation from board staff regarding:
    1. state and federal law and rules pertinent to board operations;
    2. offender pathology, treatment and supervision; and
    3. Department of Corrections' organization, programs, and policy.
  5. The executive director in consultation with the board chair will develop, evaluate, and update training curricula annually based on the board's needs. (History: 46-23-218, MCA; IMP, 46-23-218, MCA; NEW, 2004 MAR p. 1621, Eff. 7/23/04; AMD, 2010 MAR p. 2816, Eff. 12/10/10.)