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Tribal Court Training and Technical Assistance Project

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $1,420,000)

Beginning in FY 2001, the Tribal Courts Assistance Program (TCAP), administered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) as part of the U.S. Department of Justice's Indian Country Law Enforcement Initiative, federally recognized tribal governments have been eligible to participate in a competitive application process for federal resources to support the development, implementation, and enhancement of tribal judicial systems.

The University of North Dakota School of Law, Tribal Judicial Institute will sustain and enhance ongoing tribal court-related programmatic efforts. They will promote cooperation among tribal, federal, and state courts; conduct presentations and exchanges at judicial conferences; engage representatives of tribal and state judiciaries in special forums and other training activities; provide training scholarships to tribal representatives needing assistance to cover costs associated with travel and accommodations; and design and implement a training calendar of core subjects and special topical areas.


Date Created: September 23, 2007