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Enhancing the Operation of the Seneca Nation Tribal Court System

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

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 Seneca Nation of Indians will use $250,000 in funding to enhance the operations of their Court system. The Seneca Nation will employ two part-time bailiffs and two part-time guardian ad litem positions; trainings will be provided to court personnel including judges and clerks; and the Seneca Court will purchase upgraded technology for daily court operations as well as an automated case management system.


Date Created: August 15, 2006