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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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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
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
T Tribal 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
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Questions?

  • Feedback?
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Norena Henry

Senior Policy Advisor for Tribal Affairs

Bureau of Justice Assistance

[email protected]

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

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