Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $249,999)
This award is made under the FY 2006 Tribal Courts Assistance Program and it supports the development, implementation, enhancement, and continuing operation of tribal justice systems. Allowable elements under the program may include, but are not limited to: establishing a core structure for a tribal court, improving case management, training court personnel, acquiring additional equipment and/or software, enhancing prosecution and indigent defense, supporting probation diversion and alternative sentencing programs, accessing services, focusing on juvenile services and multi disciplinary protocols for child physical and sexual abuse, and structuring intertribal or tribal appellate systems.
The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin proposes to improve the efficiency of its court operations by accomplishing the following:
1) The implementation of a technology system that will integrate all court records, resulting in improved access and an increase in the number of cases handled.
2) The completion of codification review, adoption, and publication process to increase accessibility and uniform interpretation of the law.
3) The revision and restructure of the Tribal Civil, Criminal, and Appellate Court Rules of Procedure.