Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $800,000)
The BJA Tribal Justice CTAS Training and Technical Assistance Solicitation supports BJA's 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 Tribal Law and Policy Institute will provide TTA to develop and foster intergovernmental collaboration among tribal-federal-state-local governments in order to improve public safety and combat crime throughout Indian country and in tribal communities. The funds will be used to increase the knowledge of criminal and tribal justice practitioners through in-person training, web-based learning, and distance learning using webinars, teleconferences, and developing or revising training curricula; increase a tribal justice agency's ability to solve problems, work with other tribal, state and local government officials, modify policies or practices and document the nature and extent of crime issues using data; and increase information especially about effective practices provided to BJA and the criminal and tribal justice communities.