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ATC Tribal Courts Project

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $199,984)

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 Asa'carsarmiut Council proposes to establish a Tribal Court in Mountain Village, located in an isolated area of Western Alaska. The Tribal Court, which will serve the 755 residents, will enforce traditional laws and address the detrimental effects of drugs and alcohol on the village. The Tribal Court will work in partnership with law enforcement, corrections, and treatment services. The grant will support a Tribal Administrator and a Tribal Clerk.


Date Created: July 4, 2006