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FY 10 Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Juvenile and Criminal Systems Enhancement Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $1,000,000)

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 Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe will strengthen the functioning of its tribal juvenile and criminal systems by enhancing police preparedness and improving record keeping through the purchase of critical equipment and hiring of a data clerk; improving juvenile sentencing alternatives by hiring a permanent juvenile probation officer; inputting case outcomes backlogs into the court electronic data management system by hiring public defender; indigent criminal defendants through the hiring of a legal secretary; increasing court efficiency by purchasing critical office equipment for judges and court clerks; providing judges, prosecutors and public defenders access to online legal research.


Date Created: August 23, 2011