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Recently Launched: Tribal Access to Justice Innovation Website

Sponsored by BJA, the Tribal Access to Justice Innovation website highlights innovative tribal justice programs from around the country in an effort to provide ideas to reformers looking to address common challenges.


Manual Now Available for Joint Jurisdiction Courts

Project T.E.A.M., a BJA-funded training and technical assistance provider, has published Joint Jurisdiction Courts: A Manual for Developing Tribal, Local, State & Federal Justice Collaborations. This resource is a roadmap for tribal and community leaders who want to develop joint jurisdiction courts or initiatives in their own communities. See the Project T.E.A.M. website for additional information about the manual and for access to supplementary materials.


Eligibility
Applicants are limited to federally recognized tribal governments—including Alaska Native villages and corporations—and authorized intertribal consortia.

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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.

Trish Thackston
Policy Advisor
202-307-0581
E-mail: M.Patricia.Thackston@ojp.usdoj.gov

Biannual Grantee Feedback Report, April 2015-September 2015: Tribal Courts Assistance Program/Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Program (TCAP/IASAP), BJA-Sponsored, October 2017. This report includes performance data reported by BJA Tribal Courts Assistance Program/Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Program (TCAP/IASAP) grant recipients that conducted grant activities from April-September 2015.
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Biannual Grantee Feedback Report, April 2015-September 2015: Tribal Courts Assistance Program/Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Program (TCAP/IASAP) (With Appendix), BJA-Sponsored, October 2017. This report includes performance data reported by BJA Tribal Courts Assistance Program/Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Program (TCAP/IASAP) grant recipients that conducted grant activities from April-September 2015. Appendix is included.
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Fact Sheet: Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation - Purpose Area #3, BJA-Sponsored, March 2015. This fact sheet discusses the Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program and the Tribal Courts Assistance Program.
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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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Grant Awards


Announcement:

Funding Available to Address Tribal Justice System Infrastructure Needs

BJA has released the FY 2017 Tribal Justice System Infrastructure Program Training and Technical Assistance Initiative solicitation. This program assists tribes with renovation and expansion projects to address tribal justice system infrastructure needs. Apply by: March 21, 2017.


FY 2017 CTAS Funding Now Available

The Department of Justice has released the FY 2017 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS), which provides Tribes with funding to enhance law enforcement, bolster justice systems, prevent and control crime, serve victims, and support other efforts to combat crime. Apply by February 28, 2017.


New CTAS Fact Sheet Available

With support from BJA, the National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College and the Tribal Judicial Institute at the University of North Dakota School of Law have released the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation: Purpose Area #3 fact sheet, which discusses the Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program and the Tribal Courts Assistance Program.


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.


DOJ Awards $87 Million To Enhance, Support Tribal Justice and Safety

On September 22, DOJ announced the awarding of 169 grants to American Indian tribes, Alaska Native villages, tribal consortia, and tribal designees. The grants will provide more than $87 million to enhance law enforcement practices and sustain crime prevention and intervention efforts in nine purpose areas including public safety and community policing; justice systems planning; alcohol and substance abuse; corrections and correctional alternatives; violence against women; juvenile justice; and tribal youth programs.


Tribal TTA Solicitation Released

BJA has released the FY 2013 Tribal Courts Assistance Program and Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program Training and Technical Assistance solicitation. Applications are due May 30, 2013.


Funding:

Tribal Justice System Infrastructure Program Training and Technical Assistance Initiative
Application Deadline: 03/23/2017, 11:59 PM
BJA is seeking applications for funding under the Tribal Justice System Infrastructure Training and Technical Assistance Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by assisting tribes with renovation and expansion projects to address tribal justice system infrastructure needs.
Solicitation


FY 2017 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS)
Application Deadline: 02/28/2017, 09:00 PM
This solicitation provides federally recognized tribes and tribal consortia an opportunity to develop a comprehensive and coordinated approach to public safety and victimization issues and to apply for funding. See Purpose Areas 2-4 for BJA-specific information.
Overview  Solicitation  FAQ  Fact Sheet


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 Courts Assistance Program and Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program Training and Technical Assistance
Application Deadline: 05/30/2013, 11:59 PM
BJA is seeking a training and technical assistance provider to support to federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments that have received grants through the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation Purpose Area 3: Tribal Justice Systems, and Alcohol and Substance Abuse.
Solicitation


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


Fiscal Year 2012 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS)
Application Deadline: 04/18/2012, 08:59 PM
The funding can be used to conduct comprehensive planning, enhance law enforcement, bolster justice systems, support and enhance tribal efforts to prevent and control delinquency and strengthen the juvenile justice system, prevent youth substance abuse, serve sexual assault and elder victims, and support other efforts to combat crimes and assist law enforcement.
Solicitation  Fact Sheet  CTAS Resources

 

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