This awardee has received supplemental funding. This award detail page includes information about both the original award and supplemental awards.
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $500,000)
The Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI) will implement the Tribal Justice Capacity Building Training and Technical Assistance Program (TTA). The goals are to provide a comprehensive array of training and technical assistance to: (1) assist tribal communities' ability to implement and enhance programs to reduce alcohol, substance abuse, and related crimes, and (2) strengthen the tribal communities' ability to implement and enhance tribal justice systems by increasing their knowledge of emerging technology, best practices, and new models of service. TLPI will align national training opportunities with at least two of the national Interdepartmental Tribal Justice, Safety and Wellness sessions hosted by OJP. TLPI 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.
TLPI will work to effectively provide tribal jurisdictions with assistance to both develop strategies to address crimes relating to substance abuse and other controlled substances, and implement and enhance tribal justice systems. TLPI will transform the current www.WalkingOnCommonGround.org website into an on-going permanent comprehensive resource highlighting tribal/state collaboration promising practices and will provide resource toolkits to assist those who wish to replicate. The project will identify and publicize specific tribal state court forum promising practices along with establishing tribal state court forum learning/mentoring sites. In addition, the project will identify specific Public Law 280 promising practices along with establishing Public Law 280 learning and mentoring sites. Finally, the project will publicize these promising practices and how to replicate them through both hard copy and Internet resources. TLPI will provide curriculum development and training specifically designed to meet the unique needs of tribal and criminal justice.
The Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI) will continue to provide tribal and state jurisdictions with assistance to develop effective and sustainable collaborations across tribal, state and federal jurisdictions, and enhance the capacity of tribal justice systems. TLPI will continue to transform the current www.WalkingOnCommonGround.org website into an ongoing permanent comprehensive resource highlighting tribal/state collaboration promising practices and providing resource toolkits to assist those wishing to replicate them; build upon previous efforts to identify tribal/state court forum promising practices, identify specific Public Law 280 promising practices, and then publicize these promising practices and how to replicate them through both hard copy and Internet resources; provide improved/increased curriculum development/training specifically designed to meet the unique needs of tribal and criminal justice practitioners; and expand the textbooks and resources available through TLPI's Tribal Legal Studies program and expand effective dissemination activities.