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Coquille Indian Tribal Court Data Management System Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $149,897)

The purposes of the FY 2009 Tribal Courts Assistance Program (TCAP) are to develop new tribal courts, improve the operations of existing tribal courts, and provide training and technical assistance for tribal court staff. The TCAP program goals are to provide planning grants that will focus on establishing tribal courts by supporting the development of comprehensive strategy and implementation plans, provide grants for existing tribal court systems to enhance tribal court services, and provide planning grants for tribal justice system strategies.

The Coquille Indian Tribe will enhance the operation of the Peacegiving Court. The primary goal of this project will be to plan, design, implement, and evaluate a Court Records Management System (CRMS). Since a typical case may involve multiple individuals with a vested interest in the case, records maintenance is often complex. The Coquille Indian Tribe will hire an information technology specialist to design and develop CRMS. They will also hire a court data specialist to manage the process and input data into the CRMS system and identify and correct system design errors and shortcomings. They will make software, hardware, and procedural adjustments, implement, evaluate, and refine enhancements and improvements, develop a schedule of regular reports that will be produced and distributed, and enter all backlogged data into the system. The Coquille Indian Tribe will address the logistical challenges coordinating participation and information sharing with individuals who may live great distances from the tribal court.


Date Created: July 21, 2009