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Tribal Justice System Capacity Building Training & Technical Assistance Program-Category 2, Comprehensive Strategic Planning

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $600,000)

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.

Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC), Criminal Justice Center for Innovation (CJCI), in conjunction with the Center for Court Innovation's Tribal Justice Exchange (TJE) and the University of North Dakota School of Law Tribal Judicial Institute (TJI), will provide training and technical assistance (TTA) for the FY 2012 grantees funded for the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Purpose Area 2 - Comprehensive Planning and Demonstration Project. The project goals are to assure the grantees receive support for grant implementation; to facilitate a strategic planning process for grantees to assess their community risks, needs, and resources; to support tribes to assure they develop goals and action steps that will address all areas of their justice system and to help them plan comprehensively for their future; and to assure action plans align with the provisions of TLOA.

Date Created: August 27, 2012