Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $1,186,249)
The Tribe’s various Justice System entities are the Tribal Court, Nooksack Police Department (NPD), and the Tribal Attorney’s Office and legal staff. All three are located in aging buildings, isolated from the others, and lacking some of the basic structural requirements for safe and effective operations. The Tribal Council has prioritized the remodel of an existing building on the one-acre reservation into a Community Justice Center that will include the Court, Police Department, and Attorney’s Office, as well as shared meeting and functional spaces. The Council has authorized $970,000 to proceed with the project, an experienced contractor has been hired, and the project is moving ahead. We are excited about this development, and are requesting funding under the CTAS PA4 to allow us to complete this project for the new Nooksack Community Justice Center.