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TCCLA Solicitation Released

BJA has released the FY 2015 Tribal Civil and Criminal Legal Assistance Grants, Training, and Technical Assistance solicitation. Applications are due June 9, 2015.


Tribal Justice Plan Publicly Released
The U.S. Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Interior (DOI) are pleased to announce the release of the congressionally-mandated Long Term Plan to Build and Enhance Tribal Justice Systems (Tribal Justice Plan), which responds to sections 211, 241, and 244 of the Tribal Law and Order Act. DOJ and DOI were asked by Congress to develop long-term plans to address incarceration in Indian Country and alternatives to incarceration. We have further enhanced the plan to include offender reentry. 

Bureau of Justice Assistance Tribal Training & Technical Assistance Provider Directory 2013-2014
With guidance from BJA, the National Criminal Justice Training Center at Fox Valley Technical College developed this directory of technical assistance (TA) providers for tribal justice programs. The guide includes information about TA providers’ areas of expertise, conferences, and publications and other resources.

Federal Resources for Tribal Criminal Defense & Juvenile Delinquency Representation

Training & Technical Assistance Announcement For Tribal Indigent Defense and Tribal Law and Order Act’s Enhanced Sentencing Authority & Assumption of Federal Criminal Jurisdiction

Norena Henry
Senior Policy Advisor
202-616-3205
E-mail: Norena.Henry@usdoj.gov

Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA): Long Term Plan to Build and Enhance Tribal Justice Systems, The Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) has created a tremendous opportunity for Tribal Nations across the United States to enhance their tribal justice systems and improve safety in Indian country.
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Tribal Courts Assistance Program Fact Sheet 2008, (NCJ 236348), Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2008. The Tribal Courts Assistance Program is one of the U.S. Department of Justice’s primary initiatives for providing federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native communities with funding, technical assistance, and other court-related support to develop, implement, enhance, and continue the operation of tribal justice systems.
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Overview of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's Tribal Civil and Criminal Legal Assistance Program and Resources, (NCJ 241626), Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2013. This overview identifies resources and eligibility guidelines for tribes seeking to obtain or provide civil and criminal legal assistance for their communities, explores program sustainment strategies, and outlines several promising practices for the provision of indigent legal assistance in tribal communities.
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Promising Strategies: Public Law 280, This report features 10 promising programs in which confrontation between tribal and state governments has given way to enhanced understanding, negotiation, and cooperative action.
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Bureau of Justice Assistance Tribal Training & Technical Assistance Provider Directory 2013-2014, BJA-Sponsored, December 2013. This directory of technical assistance (TA) providers for tribal justice programs also includes information about TA providers' areas of expertise, conferences, publications, and other resources.
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More BJA Publications

FY 2012 FAQs

FY 2011 Grant Awards

FY 2010 Grant Awards


Announcement:

Enhanced Sentencing in Tribal Courts

BJA, in partnership with the American Probation and Parole Association, the National Tribal Judicial Center, and the Tribal Judicial Institute, has released “Enhanced Sentencing in Tribal Courts: Lessons Learned From Tribes.” This publication provides a brief overview of the changes under the Tribal Law & Order Act (TLOA) of 2010 regarding enhanced sentencing authority, offers considerations for correctional/detention and community corrections programming related to enhanced sentences, and provides tribes with a checklist to help guide discussions around implementation of enhanced sentencing authority.


Tribal, County Courts Join To Hear Family, Juvenile Cases

The Superior Court of El Dorado County (CA) and the Shingle Springs Tribal Court will collaborate to create a court for juvenile and family court cases. Oregon Health & Sciences University’s Evidence-Based Practices Center, through BJA's Tribal Civil and Criminal Legal Assistance Program, will provide intensive technical assistance to help build capacity.


Funding:

FY 2015 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS)
Application Deadline: 02/24/2015, 09:00 PM
The Department of Justice's CTAS provides funding to support public safety, victim services, and crime prevention improvements for American Indian and Alaska Native governments.
Solicitation


FY 2014 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS)
Application Deadline: 03/24/2014, 07:00 PM
The Department of Justice's CTAS provides funding to support public safety, victim services, and crime prevention improvements for American Indian and Alaska Native governments.
Solicitation


Tribal Civil and Criminal Legal Assistance (TCCLA) Grants, Training, and Technical Assistance FY 2013 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 04/04/2013, 11:59 PM
TCCLA provides funding to non-profits and organizations for quality legal assistance targeting members of Indian tribes and tribal justice systems and quality technical assistance to support development and enhancement of tribal justice systems.
Solicitation  FAQs


FY 2013 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS)
Application Deadline: 03/19/2013, 09:00 PM
The Department of Justice's CTAS provides funding to support public safety, victim services, and crime prevention improvements for American Indian and Alaska Native governments.
CTAS Information


Tribal Justice System Capacity Building Training and Technical Assistance Program FY 2012 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 05/31/2012, 11:59 PM
This program focuses on funding national TTA efforts for enhancing tribal and state collaborations; comprehensive strategic planning; building tribal capacity to plan, develop, or enhance diversion and community corrections capacity; enhancing tribal justice information sharing efforts; and other tribal justice system capacity building TTA efforts.
Solicitation


Tribal Civil and Criminal Legal Assistance (TCCLA) Grants, Training, and Technical Assistance FY 2012 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 04/17/2012, 11:59 PM
TCCLA provides funding to non-profits and organizations for quality legal assistance targeting members of Indian tribes and tribal justice systems and quality technical assistance to support development and enhancement of tribal justice systems.
Solicitation


Tribal Civil and Criminal Legal Assistance (TCCLA) Grants, Training, and Technical Assistance FY 2011 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 05/12/2011, 11:59 PM
TCCLA grants enhance tribal justice systems and improve access to those systems.
Solicitation  FAQ


Tribal Civil and Criminal Legal Assistance (TCCLA) Grants, Training, and Technical Assistance FY 2010 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 05/27/2010, 08:59 PM
TCCLA grants enhance tribal court systems and improve access to those systems.
Solicitation  FAQ

 

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