Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $1,250,000)
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, with partner the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children, will provide CTAS PA3 grantees with culturally appropriate, comprehensive, and field driven response to the needs of tribal justice systems to address alcohol and substance abuse issues in their communities. This will be accomplished through the provision of proactive, comprehensive, culturally relevant, and user-friendly TTA on topics including: risk/need assessment tools and processes, medically assisted treatment options, overdose response, drug endangered children, identification and management of controlled substances by criminal justice professionals, community drug awareness, the nexus between mental health and the justice system, and the intersection of domestic violence and substance abuse.