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Tribal Civil and Criminal Legal Assistance (TCCLA) Program

Publications

Crossing the Bridge: Tribal-State-Local Collaboration, BJA-Sponsored, February 2019. This report highlights an approach and plan to help with tribal-state-local collaborations.
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Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts: Treatment Guidelines (2nd Edition), BJA-Sponsored, November 2017. This resource provides tribal communities with an overview of Western substance abuse treatment strategies, drawing upon drug court standards and best practices, and the experiences of hundreds of tribal and state adult and juvenile drug courts.
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BJA Strategies to Support Tribal Reentry, The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) offers strategies that can support tribes and states interested in implementing effective post-reentry assessment, supervision, and services for tribal members serving in federal, state and local settings, as well as pre-reentry services in tribal and state prisons and jails.
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Tribal Legal Code Resource: Civil Dependency and Related Laws - Guide for Drafting or Revising Tribal Civil Dependency and Related Laws, BJA-Sponsored, April 2017. This resource is designed to be used while drafting new or amended tribal statutory provisions. It was developed to provide a starting point for drafting and revising tribal laws related to child dependency matters.
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Intersecting Laws: The Tribal Law and Order Act and the Indian Civil Rights Act, BJA-Sponsored, October 2016. This publication explains the expanded sentencing rights of Indian tribes under the Tribal Law and Order Act and how those rights must be exercised consistent with the rights of criminal defendants protected by the Indian Civil Rights Act.
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Tribal Law and Order Act: Enhanced Sentencing Authority -- Tribal Code Development Considerations Quick-Reference Overview & Checklist, BJA-Sponsored, July 2015. This resource provides information about and requirements of the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010. Included are quick-reference tools to help facilitate discussion and guide the tribal code review, amendment, and development process.
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Enhanced Sentencing in Tribal Courts: Lessons Learned From Tribes, BJA-Sponsored, January 2015. This publication is designed to provide a brief overview of the changes under the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 regarding enhanced sentencing authority, offer considerations for correctional/detention and community corrections programming related to enhanced sentences, and provide tribes with a checklist to help guide discussions around implementation of enhanced sentencing authority.
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