Long Term Plan to Build and Enhance Tribal Justice Systems Released
This congressionally-mandated resource responds to sections 211, 241, and 244 of the Tribal Law and Order Act. Department of Justice and Department of the Interior were asked by Congress to develop long-term plans to address incarceration in Indian Country and alternatives to incarceration.
Bureau of Justice Assistance Tribal Training & Technical Assistance Provider Directory 2013-2014
With guidance from BJA, the National Criminal Justice Training Center at Fox Valley Technical College developed this directory of technical assistance (TA) providers for tribal justice programs. The guide includes information about TA providers’ areas of expertise, conferences, and publications and other resources.
Recently Launched: Tribal Access to Justice Innovation Website
Sponsored by BJA, the Tribal Access to Justice Innovation website highlights innovative tribal justice programs from around the country in an effort to provide ideas to reformers looking to address common challenges.
Enhanced Sentencing in Tribal Courts
BJA, in partnership with the American Probation and Parole Association, the National Tribal Judicial Center, and the Tribal Judicial Institute, has released “Enhanced Sentencing in Tribal Courts: Lessons Learned From Tribes.” This publication provides a brief overview of the changes under the Tribal Law & Order Act (TLOA) of 2010 regarding enhanced sentencing authority, offers considerations for correctional/detention and community corrections programming related to enhanced sentences, and provides tribes with a checklist to help guide discussions around implementation of enhanced sentencing authority.
Visit the Awards page for access to grant awards made through this program.
- Grants.gov deadline: August 7, 2023
- JustGrants deadline: August 14, 2023
- Grants.gov deadline: April 7, 2021
- JustGrants deadline: April 21, 2021
- Access the April 6 solicitation overview webinar materials: recording | presentation | transcript
- Frequently asked questions
- Deadline: February 25, 2020
- Deadline: March 12, 2019
- Deadline: July 2, 2018
- Deadline: March 23, 2017
- Deadline: February 24, 2015
- Deadline: March 24, 2014
- Deadline: April 4, 2013
- Deadline: March 19, 2013
- Deadline: May 31, 2012
- Deadline: April 17, 2012
- Deadline: May 12, 2011
- Deadline: May 27, 2010
Tribal Law and Policy Institute Releases
Access the following BJA-sponsored reports, released in February 2019, from the Tribal Law and Policy Institute:
- Crossing the Bridge: Tribal-State-Local Collaboration
- Emerging Strategies in Tribal-State Collaboration: Barriers and Solutions to Enforcing Tribal Protection Orders
Manual Now Available for Joint Jurisdiction Courts
The Center for Evidence Based Policy at Oregon Health and Science University in partnership with Project Together Everyone Achieves More, a BJA-funded training and technical assistance provider, has published Joint Jurisdiction Courts: A Manual for Developing Tribal, Local, State & Federal Justice Collaborations. This resource is a roadmap for tribal, state, local, federal, and community leaders who want to develop joint jurisdiction courts or initiatives in their own communities. See the Joint Jurisdiction Court webpage on the Walking On Common Ground website for additional information about the manual and for access to supplementary materials.