BJA Virtual Listening Session to Identify FY 2019 Tribal Priorities
Hosted by BJA, the Tribal Virtual Listening Session gathered the views of tribal stakeholders in order to inform federal-tribal partnership and grant-making priorities. During this session, BJA consulted closely with tribal stakeholders in determining how BJA tribal assistance funds will be awarded for comprehensive justice system planning; tribal justice facilities; court system enhancements; alcohol and substance abuse programs; civil and criminal legal assistance; alternatives to incarceration; addressing violent crime in tribal communities; and other priorities. By identifying and clarifying those priorities, the session will result in more efficient delivery of needed grant funding, and, in turn, enhanced safety and security in Indian Country. Stakeholders invited to participate included tribal leaders, tribal justice practitioners, grantees, evaluators/researchers, statisticians, tribal organizations, nonprofit organizations working on tribal issues, and representatives of tribal, federal, state, and local governments working on public safety in Indian Country, tribal communities, or native villages.
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