View an Overview of Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands Grants, which includes grant award amounts, project descriptions, and site photographs.
Read the FY 2011 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Community Profiles Report
BJA is committed to preventing and controlling crime, violence, and substance abuse and improving the functioning of criminal justice systems in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. BJA works with tribes providing leadership, good management, and quality services in grant administration and policy development, and coordinates with other U.S. Department of Justice components and other agencies and organizations to ensure that limited federal funds are used to achieve the maximum possible benefit.
At BJA, we are committed to:
- Working collaboratively with American Indian and Alaska Native officials to build safer, better, and more caring communities.
- Partnering with tribal officials to develop, implement, and enhance justice systems that reflect community values, needs, and expectations.
- Fostering communication and developing viable partnerships among tribal, federal, state, and local units of government to coordinate and resolve jurisdictional issues, which is necessary for the effective administration of justice.
- Preventing and controlling crime, alcohol, and substance abuse.
- Stopping the spread of methamphetamine into tribal communities.
- Resolving community differences through traditional dispute resolution and alternative sanctions.
- Enhancing the technological capacity of tribal information systems to share justice-related information with offices and agencies internal and external to the jurisdiction.
- Providing assistance to plan and construct correctional facilities on tribal lands for the incarceration of offenders subject to tribal jurisdiction.
Evaluation Information and Tools
BJA’s Center for Program Evaluation and Performance Management maintains a user-friendly online evaluation and performance measurement tool designed to assist state and local criminal justice planners, practitioners, State Administrati ve Agencies, researchers, and evaluators in: 1) conducting evaluations and performance measurement that will address the effectiveness and efficiency of their projects and 2) using evaluation information to improve program planning and implementation. Visit the Center for Program Evaluation and Performance Management site to learn more.
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) — the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice — is dedicated to improving knowledge and understanding of crime and justice issues through science. NIJ provides objective and i ndependent knowledge and tools to reduce crime and promote justice, particularly at the state and local levels. Access the NIJ site for further information and access to research materials.
OJP’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. These data are critical to federal, state, and local policymakers in combating crime and ensuring that justice is both efficient and evenhanded. See the BJS site for a ccess to data on a variety of topics.
BJA provides training and technical assistance on a variety of tribal justice issues to Indian Country.
The Tribal Judicial Institute at the University of North Dakota Law School is the lead training and technical assistance provider for the Tribal Courts Assistance Program and coordinates with a consortium of organizations that include but is not limited to Fox Valley Technical College, the National Tribal Judicial Center at the National Judicial College, National Tribal Justice Resource Center, Center for Court Innovation, and the Alaska Native Justice Center. Training and Technical Assistance is provided to TCAP grantees and non-grantees to plan, develop implement, and enhance tribal justice systems (traditional courts and western-style, restorative justice, wellness courts and drug courts, ICWA, judges and clerks training, family violence, gangs, code development, etc.).
The Criminal Justice Center for Innovation at Fox Valley Technical College is the lead training and technical assistance provider for the Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program. Fox Valley coordinates with the Tribal Judicial College at the University of North Dakota Law School, the National Tribal Judicial College, the Tribal Law and Policy Institute, and the Alaska Native Justice Center. Training and technical assistance is provided to IASAP grantees and non-grantees to develop, implement, and enhance tribal justice strategies to address crime issues related to alcohol and substance abuse.
Justice Planners International provides training and technical assistance to tribes in developing strategies to cost effectively plan, renovate, and/or construct facilities associated with the incarceration of juvenile and adult offenders subject to tribal jurisdictions.