Welcome to the National Tribal Justice Resource Center!
Center is the central national clearinghouse of information for Native
American and Alaska Native tribal justice systems. Here you will find numerous resources including searchable
databases of tribal court
opinions; codes and
constitutions; a listing of
available publications; a training
events calendar of seminars and
conferences; funding opportunities; information about our programs and
services; and much, much more.
Our programs and services are offered to all
tribal justice system personnel nationwide - whether working with a formalized
court system or with a traditional tribal dispute resolution forum. This website
is designed to assist and inform both court personnel and
Tribal Courts: Extension of Application Deadline
Closing Date: The application deadline is extended from March 6,
2002 to May 10, 2002
Amount: $1.5 million is available for funding.
Eligible Applicants: A qualified applicant is a tribal
government submitting an application for funding for a tribal court meeting the
following threshold requirements:
(1) The tribal government has enacted the codes necessary for
the tribal justice system to carry out its responsibility under 25 CFR part 115.
(2) The tribal court has adopted and made accessible the court rules setting
forth the procedures to adjudicate these cases.
(3) Tribal court personnel have been trained to process these cases and the
court is staffed to fulfill the tribal legislative mandate.
(4) The tribal justice system is one that serves as the judicial component of a
tribal government which is federally recognized by the United States Government.
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Funding is available to tribal courts (including CFR courts) that assume
responsibility of adjudicating matters under 25 CFR part 115. Under part 115,
tribal courts are responsible for appointing guardians, determining competency,
awarding child support from Indian Individual Money (IIM) accounts, determining
paternity, sanctioning adoptions, marriages, and divorces, making presumptions
of death, and adjudicating claims involving trust assets.
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Monday, April 1, 2002
Original Federal Register
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Monday, February 4, 2002
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Drug-Free Communities Support Program
Up to $100,000
Eligible applicants are community coalitions whose members have worked together
on substance abuse reduction initiatives for a period of not less than 6 months.
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Grantees will receive up to $100,000 in funding and training and technical
assistance to reduce substance abuse among youth by addressing the factors in a
community that serve to increase or decrease the risk of substance abuse and
establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, including Federal,
State, local, and tribal governments and private nonprofit agencies to support
community coalition efforts to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth.
Vol. 67, No. 30
Wednesday, February 13, 2002
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Here's your chance to be heard! The 2002 Census of
Tribal Justice Agencies in American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal
Jurisdictions is the first comprehensive effort by the Department of Justice
to document tribal justice agencies, the services they provide, and the capacity
among American Indian and Alaska Native tribes to collect and report information
on crime in their jurisdictions. Special emphasis will be made to identify the
tribal justice forums used for resolving disputes, tribal court services and
personnel, law enforcement agencies, record keeping methods, and crime reporting
practices. Please review the Draft
Survey Instrument (you must have Adobe
Acrobat Reader) and kindly direct your comments or questions to Dr. Marika
Litras at email@example.com with
the phrase "Tribal Justice Survey" in the subject line.
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