The FY 2020 CTAS opportunity provides federally recognized tribes and tribal consortia an opportunity to apply for funding to aid in developing a comprehensive and coordinated approach to public safety and victimization. View the solicitation, access frequently asked questions, and view additional resources. Apply by: February 25, 2020.
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
Project T.E.A.M., a BJA-funded training and technical assistance provider, has published a manual for tribal and community leaders who want to develop joint jurisdiction courts or initiatives in their own communities. Joint Jurisdiction Courts: A Manual for Developing Tribal, Local, State & Federal Justice Collaborations, is a guide that describes the process developed in one Minnesota community and adopted by other jurisdictions including communities in California and Alaska. The manual describes the benefits of intergovernmental collaboration, and provides suggested guidelines for developing a new joint jurisdiction justice collaborative based on identified needs, tribal and community culture, evidence-based treatment principals, articulated goals, and defined outcomes and includes best practices and lessons learned from Project T.E.A.M.’s work. The manual and supplementary materials can be found on the Project T.E.A.M. website: http://centerforevidencebasedpolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/TEAM-Manual.pdf.
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.