Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $589,998)
The BJA Tribal Justice CTAS Training and Technical Assistance Solicitation supports BJAs comprehensive approach to deliver training and technical assistance (TTA) to federally recognized Indian Tribes. The TTA will provide tribal jurisdictions with assistance to: (1) develop strategies to address crimes relating to substance abuse and other controlled substances; and (2) implement and enhance tribal justice systems including tribal law enforcement, courts, prosecution, and pretrial; (3) conduct comprehensive justice system-wide strategic planning and develop written justice system-wide strategic plans; (4) address violent crime in tribal communities; (5) address the tribal justice needs of Alaska Native Villages; and (6) develop and foster intergovernmental collaboration among tribal-federal-state-local governments in order to improve public safety and victims services. The main focus of the TTA will be with tribes who receive funding under CTAS Purpose Areas 2 (Strategic Planning), 3 (Tribal Justice Systems), and 10 (Violent Crime)
The National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College (NCJTC), with partners the Center for Court Innovation (CCI) and the Tribal Judicial Institute (TJI), will provide TTA to the CTAS PA 2 grantees that will assist tribal justice systems to develop and implement improved strategies to address and enhance tribal justice system capacity and safety. The partners' TTA approach guides justice practitioners through a process of collaborative multi-disciplinary planning to promote community wellness and safety.