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FY 2019 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Fact Sheet: Purpose Area 10 - Addressing Violent Crime in Tribal Communities

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November 2018
2 pages
This Fact Sheet reports the federal funding and resources available in Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 to support Tribal jurisdictions in their efforts to counter precipitous increases in crime at the tribal level, with a focus on violent crime.
The federal resources available for this effort are administered under the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ's) Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS), which was established in FY 2010 in response to concerns raised by Tribal leaders about the DOJ's grant process, which did not provide the flexibility Tribes needed to address their criminal justice and public safety needs. Through CTAS, federally recognized Tribes and Tribal consortia can submit a single application for most of DOJ's Tribal grant programs. CTAS is not a program, but rather is the overarching structure under which 10 separate grant program applications are collected. The intent of CTAS's Purpose Area 10, which is the focus of this Fact Sheet, is to support the needs of Tribal justice systems in their efforts to address increasing serious and violent crime. Four priorities are outlined as central in the targeting of resources for Program Area 10. One priority is to improve the tracking, identification, and quick response to increasing crime, using data and ongoing analysis. A second priority is to improve efforts to prevent and respond to violent crime, including investigations, forensics, prosecutions, information-sharing, and supervision and reentry. A third priority is to increase the number and quality of investigations and prosecutions of violent crime. A fourth priority is to implement enhanced authorities and provisions under relevant federal law. Training and technical assistance for the effective implementation of these efforts is included in the federal assistance provided.

Date Published: November 1, 2018