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Improving Tribal Corrections Program

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $850,000)

The Correctional Systems and Correctional Alternatives on Tribal Lands (CSCATL) Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Program is designed to assist tribes with: 1) the identification of justice system needs and the planning process for renovating and constructing correctional facilities, multi-purpose justice centers, or correctional alternative facilities; and 2) the development, implementation, or enhancement of community-based correctional alternatives to address the incarceration and rehabilitation of juvenile and adult offenders subject to tribal jurisdiction. The goal of TTA under this solicitation is to assist tribes in assessing their existing justice system continuum of services to determine the strategies that will be most effective, efficient, and sustainable in addressing the tribal correctional and/or correctional alternative needs.

In order to achieve these goals and objectives, the National Indian Justice Center (NIJC), in partnership with EKMP Associates, Inc. (EKM&P), will administer TTA services focusing primarily on recipients of FY 2011 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) funding. The end result of the justice system planning process for tribes that receive planning grants under CTAS will be a master plan that may include recommendations for renovation or construction of correctional facilities, multi-purpose justice centers, or correctional alternative facilities that include programming to meet the rehabilitative needs of offenders, or the implementation of community-based correctional alternatives. Additionally, NIJC may provide TTA services for tribes that do not receive FY 2011 CTAS funding.


Date Created: September 7, 2011