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Award Information

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $300,000)

The Congressionally Recommended Awards Program, authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), 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 recommended by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-117, 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 2010 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY2010 Department of Justice Appropriations Act.

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe (RST) Criminal Justice System will use their FY 2010 funds to hire a full time Tribal Prosecutor. This position will be provide and support a much needed and desired assistance to the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Criminal Justice System and staff, whom are overburdened with the overwhelming case loads. The Prosecutor will work cooperatively and diligently to reduce the overwhelming work load that the RST Attorney General's office has incurred. The RST Attorney General's Office has the ability to implement change or make additional sanctions to the RST Law and Order Code and provide prosecutorial services to Rosebud Sioux Tribal Justice Service in Criminal Court, Juvenile Court and Appellate Court. The Tribal Prosecutors are qualified licensed attorneys who provide a professional service to the tribe and the people on the Rosebud Indian Reservation. They have the ability to develop and present changes to the tribal laws and ordinances on crimes on the reservation. The hiring of additional Prosecutor will help the Tribal Justice System by reducing the overwhelming work load and declination that had to be filed due to a lack of due process. The Prosecutor will help implement the updated changes that are needed to the RST Law and Order Code.


Date Created: August 16, 2010