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Standing Rock Tribal Court Special Indigent Defense Conflict Counsel Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $18,786)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local government, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of the following program areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

The grantee will use these funds to cover the costs for an attorney to serve as a Special Indigent Defense Conflict Counsel. The Special Conflict Counsel will be made available to indigent clients who come through the Standing Rock Tribal Court whose cases conflict with the Tribal Court's Public Defenders/Advocate and who cannot afford to hire an attorney to represent them.

Date Created: August 30, 2015