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Tribal Law and Policy Institute Releases
Access the following BJA-sponsored reports, released in February 2019, from the Tribal Law and Policy Institute:

Funding Webinars – Participate and Access Materials

To assist potential applicants interested in applying for FY 2019 funding opportunities, BJA has hosted several solicitation-specific webinars as well as Grant Applicant Education Series webinars. Visit the BJA Funding Webinars page to learn about upcoming webinars and to access presentation files for and YouTube links to watch previously held webinars.

BJA Grant Applicant Education Series Webinars

BJA recently led a series of four educational webinars designed to assist potential applicants interested in applying for FY 2019 funding opportunities. Recordings of the webinars will soon be available to those who were unable to attend.

New! Revised JAG Performance Measures Released!

Learn about the new JAG Performance Measures, which apply to FY 2015 grantees and beyond. They are more user friendly, easier to complete, and encourage success through evidence-based practices that benefit the full spectrum of criminal justice agencies and organizations. 

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.

BJS JAG Report Released

The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has released "Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, 2014," which describes steps used in the JAG formula calculation process to determine award amounts for states, local governments, and territories. The report presents summary results of the FY 2014 allocation amounts.

OJP Releases FY 2015 Program Plan

The Office of Justice Programs has released the FY 2015 Program Plan, in a new, easy-to-use format to help you find the appropriate funding sources for your initiatives. The criminal and juvenile justice fields have made significant progress over the last 3 years in instituting smart-on-crime practices and in applying science to crime-fighting. This year’s Plan preserves OJP’s overall programmatic priorities: supporting our state and local partners in fighting violent crime; promoting research and evidence-based approaches; expanding reentry; strengthening victim services; and supporting tribes.

27th Annual Four Corners Indian Country Conference
Dates: 9/23/2019 - 9/25/2019
Location: Ignacio, CO

Tribal Lands on the International Border: Child Abduction Training
Dates: 9/25/2019 - 9/25/2019
Location: Tucson, AZ

Supporting Student Success and Diversion through Truancy Prevention (Webinar)
Dates: 9/26/2019 - 9/26/2019
Location: 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET,

U.S. Department of Justice Tribal Access Program Overview (Webinar)
Dates: 10/3/2019 - 10/3/2019
Location: 2:00 p.m. ET,

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts (Webinar)
Dates: 10/3/2019 - 10/3/2019
Location: 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET,

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Front-End Diversion Initiative
A preadjudication diversion program designed to divert juveniles with mental health needs away from the juvenile justice system through specialized supervision and case management.

Milwaukee (Wis.) Homicide Review Commission (MHRC)
A program that provides a unique forum for addressing violence in Milwaukee, Wis., by engaging law enforcement and other stakeholders in the community to assess and evaluate the cause of homicides in efforts to prevent future incidents.

InnerChange Freedom Initiative (Minnesota)
A voluntary, faith-based prisoner reentry program that attempts to prepare inmates for reintegration into the community, employment, family, and other significant relationships through educational, values-based programming.

Teenage Health Teaching Modules
A comprehensive school health curriculum for grades 6 to 12. By addressing various health issues, the curriculum aims to positively affect student health knowledge, attitudes, practices, and behaviors.

Social Decision Making/Problem Solving Program
A prevention program targeted at preventing violence, substance abuse, and related problem behaviors through developing an individual's social and decision-making skills.

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Crossing the Bridge: Tribal-State-Local Collaboration, BJA-Sponsored, February 2019. This report highlights an approach and plan to help with tribal-state-local collaborations.

Emerging Strategies in Tribal-State Collaboration: Barriers and Solutions to Enforcing Tribal Protection Orders, BJA-Sponsored, February 2019. This report highlights information discussed and gathered during the December 6, 2017, meeting on the Agua Caliente Reservation to explore the barriers and promising strategies around the enforcement of tribal protection orders.

BJA Strategies to Support Tribal Reentry, The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) offers strategies that can support tribes and states interested in implementing effective post-reentry assessment, supervision, and services for tribal members serving in federal, state and local settings, as well as pre-reentry services in tribal and state prisons and jails.

Considerations for Developing a Program of Reentry in Tribal Communities, BJA-Sponsored, 2013. This resource provides information about tribal participation in reentry initiatives, research and evaluations of tribal reentry efforts, and planning/development of reentry efforts.

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.

Desktop Guide for Tribal Probation Personnel: The Screening and Assessment Process , BJA-Sponsored, May 2011. This guide is intended to provide tribal probation personnel with information on how the screening and assessment process can facilitate and promote offender accountability and long-term behavior change.

Program Performance Report: Correctional Systems and Correctional Alternatives on Tribal Lands (CSCATL), April 2012-March 2013, BJA-Sponsored, September 2014. This report examines key findings of the CSCATL program, highlighting grantee progress toward achieving strategic plans, renovation, or construction projects.

Program Performance Report: Correctional Systems and Correctional Alternatives on Tribal Lands, October 2011-March 2012, BJA-Sponsored, 2012. This report highlights activities funded by the Correctional Systems and Correctional Alternatives on Tribal Lands program for the reporting period.

Program Performance Report: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Correctional Systems and Correctional Alternatives on Tribal Lands, April 2011-March 2012, BJA-Sponsored, 2012. This report highlights activities funded by the ARRA Correctional Systems and Correctional Alternatives on Tribal Lands program for the reporting period.

Watch Out, Help Out Your Community: Neighborhood Watch Resources for Native American Communities, (NCJ 230705), The Bureau of Justice Assistance and the National Sheriff's Association, 2010. This publication provides an overview of the Neighborhood Watch initiative and lists the steps necessary to implement an effective Neighborhood Watch program within tribal communities.

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