Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $145,205)
The Department of Justice developed a comprehensive and coordinated approach for tribal governments to apply for funding to reduce and prevent crime and victimization. Through this process, the Department's existing tribal government-specific programs are included in and available through a single Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS). Through this solicitation, only one application was accepted from each federally recognized tribe to encourage comprehensive assessments of need and planning. Each tribe could apply for funding under up to eight purpose areas, which included funding from the Office of Community Oriented Policing (COPS), Office of Justice Programs (including the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office for Victims of Crime and Office of Juvenile Justice, and Delinquency Prevention), and Office on Violence Against Women. The tribe had the flexibility to select the purpose areas whose funding addressed the needs of the tribe as outlined in its tribal and community profile. There were eight purpose areas in total, and Purpose Area 2 was dedicated to the Comprehensive Tribal Justice Systems Strategic Planning Program.
Through the Comprehensive Tribal Justice Systems Strategic Planning Program, grantees will engage in data-informed comprehensive, justice system-wide strategic planning to improve tribal justice and safety including improving services for victims of crime, improving community wellness, increasing capacity to prevent crime, and addressing violent crime. The strategic plan should address improving public safety through community-oriented strategies that are victim centered such as violent crimes, murder of Indigenous people, domestic violence, human trafficking, community courts, community prosecution, community corrections, and community policing. It should include organizational strategies to reorient the mission and activities of law enforcement toward the community policing philosophy and support the systematic use of partnerships and problem-solving techniques to proactively address the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues such as crime, social disorder, and fear of crime.