Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $500,000)
The Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI) and partners will implement the Tribal Justice Capacity Building Training and Technical Assistance Program (TTA). The goals are to: (1) 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 (2) 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. The Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI) and partners recipient will align national training opportunities with at least two of the national Interdepartmental Tribal Justice, Safety and Wellness sessions hosted by OJP. The Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI) and partners 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 and partners will deliver TTA program designed to help tribal governments enhance tribal justice services and/or systems with key TTA activities that do include tribal drug court data collection along with data-driven tribal justice system mapping and strategic planning. The training for judiciary, law enforcement, corrections, probation, and pretrial services ' and Tribal Drug Courts (or Healing to Wellness Courts) both involve problem-solving courts and alternative justice courts. TLPI will assist tribal jurisdictions in developing tribal adult, juvenile, and/or family drug court (wellness courts); strengthen existing tribal drug courts; and provide field with state-of-the-art information and resources on effective strategies for addressing substance-abusing offenders in tribal drug courts.