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Tribal Justice Systems Training and Technical Assistance Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $1,300,000)

The Tribal Courts Assistance Program (TCAP) helps develop new tribal courts; improves the operations of existing tribal courts; provides assistance with the development, enhancement, and operation of tribal justice systems; and provides funding for training and technical assistance (TTA) of tribal court and justice systems staff. The goal of the Tribal Courts TTA Program is to provide assistance to tribes through training, technical assistance, and policy development as the tribes strategically develop, implement, enhance, and operate their court systems. The training and technical assistance also assists the tribes in developing and implementing strategic community-wide criminal justice system planning.

The National Judicial College's National Tribal Judicial Center (NTJC) and its collaborative partners, the Tribal Judicial Institute (TJI) and the Criminal Justice Center for Innovation at Fox Valley Technical College (CJCI), will increase the knowledge of criminal and tribal justice practitioners through education, including in-person training, various methods of distance learning, and the ongoing development and revision of relevant and innovative training curricula; increase the ability of tribal criminal justice agencies to solve problems and modify their policies and practices; and increase the information provided to BJA and the criminal and tribal justice communities.


Date Created: September 15, 2011