Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $87,711)
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 Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians will use their fiscal year 2008 funds to enhance their probation services, maintain their ability to track court data, and provide training for all court staff. Their first goal is to enhance probation services by increasing the hours of the Probation Agent/Court Administrative Assistant by .5FTE. Currently the Probation Agent/Court Administrative Assistant works seven to ten hours per month. With the additional hours, the Probation Agent will be able to provide oversight to several offenders assigned to community service. The Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians will also lease a vehicle to provide offenders with transportation to and from community service work sites. The second goal is to maintain the ability to track court data by updating two computers in the courtroom and tribal court offices. The tribal court will purchase two computers. The third goal is to provide training for all tribal court staff. Training will be provided for the Chief Judge, Tribal Prosecutor, Assistant Prosecutor, Court Commissioner, Director of Court and Justice Services, Court Clerk, Probation Agent, and two Court Security Officers.