Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $150,000)
This award is made under the FY 2008 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 Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians will use the grant funds to further develop and enhance their existing tribal court system by collaborating with the Indian Child Welfare Association and adding child and elder abuse, guardian/conservatorship, and probate services. The Cow Creek Tribal Court will also re-assess the court's policies and procedures and reporting requirements.