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2013 Tribal Courts Assistance Program Training and Technical Assistance Grant

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Competitive Discretionary
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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $600,000)

The Tribal Court Assistance Program (TCAP) and the Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (IASAP) Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) provides support to federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments that have received grants through the CTAS Purpose Area (PA) 3: Tribal Justice Systems, and Alcohol and Substance Abuse. The primary goal of TCAP and IASAP TTA is to assist CTAS PA 3 grantees in meeting the goals and objectives of their grant funding through proactive, comprehensive, user-friendly TTA services which are culturally relevant.

TCAP TTA assists grantees and the field at large in the development, implementation, and enhancement of tribal judicial systems that are culturally appropriate for their communities, including: establishing a tribal court core structure including code development; improving case management; training court personnel; implementing case management and tracking systems; enhancing prosecution and indigent defense; supporting diversion, pretrial, probation, alternative sentencing, and community supervision; and designing inter-tribal or tribal appellate systems. The TCAP TTA provider will serve as a national resource regarding culturally relevant tribal courts and tribal justice systems development and enhancement.


Date Created: September 11, 2013