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FY 2016 Tribal Justice System Capacity Building Training and Technical Assistance Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $625,000)

The Tribal Justice System Capacity Building Training and Technical Assistance Program provides a comprehensive array of training and technical assistance (TTA) to assist federally recognized Indian tribes' ability to implement and enhance programs to reduce alcohol, substance abuse, and related crimes; and strengthens tribes' ability to implement and enhance tribal justice systems through training and technical assistance to increase their knowledge of emerging technology, evidence-based practices, and new models of service. The TTA offered will increase the knowledge of criminal and tribal justice practitioners through in-person training, web-based learning, distance learning using webinars, teleconferences, and developing or revising training curricula; increase a tribal justice agency’s ability to solve problems and/or modify policies or practices; and increase the information provided to BJA and the criminal and tribal justice communities.

The National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College, with partners the Tribal Justice Exchange of the Center for Court Innovation and the Tribal Judicial Institute of the University of North Dakota School of Law, will use these funds for the Tribal Justice System Planning Program (TJSPP). TJSPP guides tribes through a data-informed comprehensive planning process, leading to the development of a written strategic plan to guide justice system improvements to promote community wellness and safety. The partnering agencies will assist grantees with the capacity to help them quickly assess their planning needs, build a planning team, and support successful development of their strategic plans. The partners will teach grantees a process for developing a plan to meet the unique and specific cultural, geographic, justice and safety needs of the community demographic that they define for themselves.


Date Created: September 14, 2016