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Center for Court Innovation Tribal Justice Exchange Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $499,955)

The Fund for the City of New York's Center for Court Innovation (CCI) will implement the Tribal Justice Capacity Building Training and Technical Assistance Program (TTA). They will provide a comprehensive array of training and technical assistance to assist tribal communities' ability to implement and enhance programs to reduce alcohol, substance abuse, and related crimes, and strengthen the tribal communities' ability to implement and enhance tribal justice systems through training and technical assistance to increase their knowledge of emerging technology, best practices, and new models of service.

CCI will align national training opportunities with at least two of the national Interdepartmental Tribal Justice, Safety and Wellness sessions hosted by OJP. The project will focus on funding national training and technical assistance efforts within three categories: enhancing tribal and state collaborations; enhancing tribal justice services and systems; and enhancing the development of new and promising practices in Indian Country. CCI will expand the technical assistance capabilities of their Tribal Justice Exchange program to enhance the operation of tribal court systems through community-based, problem-solving justice. The Tribal Justice Exchange works to ensure that tribal communities have access to training and ongoing technical assistance about community-based, problem-solving justice; encourage formal collaborations between tribal justice systems and state and local court systems; and identify and disseminate best practices developed in Indian Country that could help strengthen public safety initiatives elsewhere in the United States.


Date Created: September 15, 2009