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Oglala Sioux Tribal Criminal Justice System Enhancement Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $750,000)

The Congressionally Selected Awards Program, authorized by the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 111-8), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects selected by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-8, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 09 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY09 Omnibus Appropriations Act.

The Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety (DPS) will purchase communications equipment for their E-911 Communication and Dispatch system that encompasses three counties and the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. They will equip dispatchers with emergency response texting and provide emergency e-alerts to cell phone users. The Oglala Sioux DPS will replace computer workstations and printers and purchase servers, network cabinets, and case management software. They will enhance law enforcement, save lives, and decrease injury rates in their tribal communities.


Date Created: April 27, 2010