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FY 06 Tribal Courts Continuation and Enhancement

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $300,000)

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 Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe proposes to expand its current Tribal Court services and continue adjudicating child protection, juvenile drug/alcohol use, curfew enforcement, truancy and domestic violence cases. The grant will be used to enhance the overall operation of the Leech Lake Tribal Court and accomplish the following goals:

Reduce the number of Leech Lake children removed from their home and placed in foster care;

Reduce the number of Leech Lake youth and adults committed to correctional facilities;

Maintain and improve tribal court technology; and

Obtain BJA sponsored or approved training for all court staff.


Date Created: July 9, 2006