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Bureau of Justice Assistance: Resources for Tribal Justice Systems. October 19, 2012. 1. BJA Mission: To provide leadership and services in grant administration and criminal justice policy development to support local, state, and tribal justice strategies to achieve safer communities.

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Bureau of justice assistance resources for tribal justice systems

Bureau of Justice Assistance:

Resources for

Tribal Justice Systems

October 19, 2012

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Bureau of justice assistance resources for tribal justice systems

BJA Mission:

To provide leadership and services in grant administration and criminal justice policy development to support local, state, and tribal justice strategies to achieve safer communities.


Tribal programs

Tribal Programs

  • Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation

    • PA #2: Comprehensive Planning Demonstration Program

    • PA #3: Justice Systems, and Alcohol and Substance Abuse)

    • Tribal Courts Assistance Program (TCAP)

    • Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Program (IASA)

    • PA #4: Corrections & Correctional Alternatives on Tribal Lands Program (CSCATL)

  • Tribal Legal Civil and Criminal Assistance (TCCLA) Program


Tribal initiatives

Tribal Initiatives


Other bja funding for tribal justice

Other BJA Funding for Tribal Justice

  • Justice Assistance Grants

  • Drug Treatment Courts Program

  • Second Chance Act Program

    • Family Based Adult Offender Treatment

    • Co-Occurring Disorders

    • Planning and Demonstration

  • Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program


Training and technical assistance resources

Training and Technical Assistance Resources

  • Tribal Courts Assistance TTA

  • Substance Abuse and Alcohol TTA

  • Support for Planning, Building and Renovating Tribal Facilities


Tribal capacity building training and technical assistance

Tribal Capacity Building Training and Technical Assistance

  • In 2012, BJA launched a new TTA effort to assist tribes in building capacity in a number of areas:

    • Tribal Justice Systems Strategic Planning

    • Healing to Wellness Courts

    • Tribal Community Corrections

    • Sharing Best Practices in Tribal Courts

    • Multidisciplinary Team Training to Assist Drug-Endangered Children

    • Fostering Tribal-State Collaboration


Challenges in addressing tribal justice needs

Challenges in Addressing Tribal Justice Needs

  • Limited Resources

  • Limitations on Funding Authority: Tribal Construction

  • Complex Jurisdictional Issues

  • Need to Coordinate Multiple Funding Sources

  • No Clear Action Plan for Federal Agencies


Opportunities under tloa

Opportunities Under TLOA

  • Tribal Justice Plan

  • Change in Legislative Authority for Tribal Construction Funding

  • Intergovernmental Collaboration

  • Interagency Collaboration

  • Enhanced Sentencing Authority


T tribal justice plan themes

TTribal Justice Plan: Themes

  • Major Focus: Establishing alternatives to incarceration.

  • Implement in consultation and collaboration with Tribal Leaders.

  • Be flexible enough to allow tribes to develop strategies tailored to their needs and tribal history and culture.

  • Coordinate approach between federal, tribal, state and local government.

  • LINK: Department of Justice’s Tribal Justice and Safety Webpage (http://www.justice.gov/tribal/docs/tloa-tsp-aug2011.pdf)


Bja tjp implementation

BJA TJP Implementation

  • Changes in scope to CTAS

    • Funding for Halfway Houses and Alternatives to Incarceration

    • Funding for Multi Purpose Justice Centers

    • Planning Purpose Area

    • Electronic Monitoring

  • New Training and TA

    • Planning and Building Tribal Probation Agencies

    • Facilities Planning and Approval from BIA

    • Capacity Building and Information Sharing

  • Intergovernmental Collaboration

    • Walking on Common Ground (www.WalkingOnCommonGround.org)

    • NCAI-NCJA project on Intergovernmental Collaboration


Future areas of tjp implementation

Future Areas of TJP Implementation

  • Integrated Tools and Training; Centralized Information

  • Increased Access to Resources

  • Additional Training

  • Explore Strategies such as Work Release and Halfway houses

  • Focus on High Risk Federal Offenders

  • Promote Comprehensive Programming for Detention Facilities


Bureau of justice assistance resources for tribal justice systems

  • Questions?

  • Feedback?


Bureau of justice assistance resources for tribal justice systems

Norena Henry

Senior Policy Advisor for Tribal Affairs

Bureau of Justice Assistance

[email protected]

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/


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