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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



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 Tribal Justice Needs 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 Needs 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 Tribal Justice Needs

  • 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 Tribal Justice Needs

  • 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


Bureau of justice assistance resources for tribal justice systems

Norena Henry Tribal Justice Needs

Senior Policy Advisor for Tribal Affairs

Bureau of Justice Assistance

Norena.Henry@usdoj.gov

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