Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $250,000)
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 Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians proposes to enhance its tribal court in the following manner:
' The Court System will develop internal & external methods for collection of forfeitures.
' The Court System will develop alternative to forfeitures for indigent persons.
' The Court will develop a mechanism for enforcement of a contempt process.
' The Court will develop a uniform process and forms for pro se grievance appeals.
' The Court will develop a Strategic Plan for the Tribal Court System to guide its operation and services for the next five years.
During the two project years, the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe will continue the operation of the tribal court by maintaining an effective core structure for the administration of justice on the Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation.
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