Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $199,506)
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 Stockbridge-Munsee Community proposes to use this grant to improve and enhance the operation, management and services of its tribal court. Three specific goals to be accomplished with the enhancements are as follows:
Goal One: To enhance the operation of the Stockbridge-Munsee Tribal Court system.
' Objective One: To develop and implement a code for alternative sentencing.
' Objective Two: To establish and coordinate a multi-disciplinary board for sexual assault cases.
Goal Two: To improve case management.
' Objective One: To provide training for tribal judges and clerk.
' Objective Two: To purchase improved case management equipment.
Goal Three: To improve legal services for Tribal members.
' Objective One: To provide advocates training.
' Objective Two: To develop a Stockbridge-Munsee Tribal Court bar exam.