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Enhancing Tribal and State Collaborations

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $500,000)

The goal of the Tribal Justice System Capacity Building TTA Program is to strengthen tribal governments' ability to plan, implement, and enhance tribal justice systems to be able to prevent, control, and investigate crime; to effectively administer justice; and to meet the needs of the community. The FY 2012 Tribal Justice System Capacity Building TTA Program will focus on funding national TTA efforts within five categories: enhancing tribal and state collaborations; comprehensive strategic planning; building tribal capacity to plan, develop, or enhance diversion and community corrections capacity; enhancing tribal justice information sharing efforts; and other tribal justice system capacity building TTA efforts. The programs funded will provide TTA to assist tribes in using data to inform justice system strategic planning, implementation, and enhancement; integrate the rich community values of tribal cultures in tribal justice systems and programs; foster tribal and state collaboration to address jurisdictional and legal issues with regard to law enforcement, courts, corrections, and reentry within Indian Country, including tribal justice based relationships with service providers; build capacity for community-based alternatives to incarceration; enhance tribal justice information sharing; and meet other tribal justice system capacity building needs.

The Western Oregon University - Western Community Policing Institute (WCPI) will provide a proactive, comprehensive, and user-friendly BJA tribal training and technical assistance program that fosters collaboration among tribal, state, federal, and local governments. To reach these goals and objectives, WCPI will design and implement this program through four primary methods: 1) delivering on-site trainings designed to assist tribes and or state, federal, and local governments in building collaborative partnerships, understanding and developing mutual aid agreements, protocols for inter-jurisdictional relationships, protocols for conducting community corrections-related activities, full faith, credit agreements, and any other associated activities; 2) enhancement and access to an interactive tribal website and clearinghouse; 3) delivery of a tribal train-the-trainer symposium to create a pool of nationwide tribal training and technical assistance experts to provide ongoing peer-to-peer assistance to tribes, federal, state and local governments; and 4) on-going technical assistance and support. CA/NCF

Date Created: August 27, 2012