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BJA FY 15 Tribal Civil and Criminal Legal Assistance Grants, Training, and Technical Assistance

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The Tribal Civil and Criminal Legal Assistance (TCCLA) Program provides grants, policy leadership, and training and technical assistance to support federally recognized Indian tribes enhance and improve access to tribal justice systems. The grants are available to tribal and non-tribal nonprofit organizations (with a 501(c)(3) tax status) that provide legal assistance services to federally recognized Indian tribes, tribal justice systems, tribal members, and individuals that qualify pursuant to federal poverty guidelines. TCCLA resources strengthen and improve the representation of all indigent defendants in criminal proceedings and indigent litigants in civil causes of action under tribal jurisdiction. Legal support to tribal governments and tribal justice systems may include but are not limited to the enhancement of court policies, procedures, and code. Lastly, training and technical assistance resources are targeted to national or regional membership organizations and associations whose membership or membership section consists of judicial system personal within tribal justice systems. Training and technical assistance funds support the development and enhancement of tribal justice systems. Visit the BJA Tribal Civil and Criminal Legal Assistance Program web page at https://www.bja.gov/ProgramDetails.aspx?Program_ID=102


Number of Awards: 4
Total Amount Awarded: $1,575,000

Date Created: April 20, 2015