Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $41,833)
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 Tulalip Tribes will enhance Tribal Court efficiency and ensure the continuity of traditions and culture while maintaining its sovereignty and self-determination. They will provide training opportunities for tribal court staff to enhanced Tribal court systems and procedures for more efficient storage and retrieval of data; to make preparing and filing of legal documents easier and faster for the Tribal Court; and to reduce recidivism and the number of cases going to court. The Tribal Court staff will also receive training in the areas of Moral Reconation, Therapy-Domestic Violence, Correctional Counseling, and Full Court Training. The Tribal Court will undertake enhancements in collaboration with its Advisory Board which comprises representatives from the court, law enforcement, corrections, social service agencies, and the community.