Read the FY 2011 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Community Profiles Report
BJA, as part of the U.S. Department of Justice's Indian Country Law Enforcement Initiative, administers grants to support the development, implementation, enhancement, and continuing operation of tribal judicial systems.LegislationBeginning in FY 2001, the Tribal Courts Assistance Program received separate authorizing legislation pursuant to Public Law 106-559 (25 USC 3689(a).
EligibilityApplicants 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 2013-2014With 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.
National American Indian Court Judges Association (NAICJA)
National Indian Justice Center (NIJC)
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ): Office of Tribal Justice
NCJRS: Justice in Indian Country Special Feature
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA): Office of Justice Services
Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts
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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.
FY 2015 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS)Application Deadline: 02/24/2015, 09:00 PMThe 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 PMThe Department of Justice's CTAS provides funding to support public safety, victim services, and crime prevention improvements for American Indian and Alaska Native governments.
Tribal Courts Assistance Program and Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program Training and Technical Assistance Application Deadline: 05/30/2013, 11:59 PMBJA 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 PMThe Department of Justice's CTAS provides funding to support public safety, victim services, and crime prevention improvements for American Indian and Alaska Native governments.
Tribal Justice System Capacity Building Training and Technical Assistance Program FY 2012 Competitive Grant AnnouncementApplication Deadline: 05/31/2012, 11:59 PMThis 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 PMThe 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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