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
Grants Program to Provide Treatment Services for Family,
Juvenile, and Adult Treatment Drug Courts
June 19, 2002
Approximately $10,000,000 will be available in FY 2002. The average award is
expected to range from $300,000 to $400,000 in costs (direct and indirect) each
Public and domestic private non-profit entities may apply.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center
for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) announces the availability of Fiscal Year
2002 funds to expand and/or enhance drug and alcohol treatment services
(referred to as substance abuse treatment services) in support of Treatment Drug
Courts that have begun operating no later than September 30, 2002.
Vol. 67, No. 71
Friday, April 12, 2002
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Tribal Youth Program (OJJDP)
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Program (OJJDP) has just
announced the applications for the 2002 Tribal Youth Program (TYP). The deadline
to submit applications is May 13, 2002. Detailed
info can be found at: http://ojjdp.ncjrs.org/fy2002typ/fy2002typ.txt
or at http://ojjdp.ncjrs.org/fy2002typ/fy2002typ.pdf.
You can download the application at http://ojjdp.ncjrs.org/grants/current.html.
This funding (up to $500,000 over 3 years
for Part A, up to $300,000 over 3 years, for Part B) can
be used for a wide-range of Juvenile Justice Programs including Juvenile Tribal
Healing to Wellness Court Programs. Please take this opportunity to review the
guidelines and information and submit your application for additional grant
The purpose of OJJDP's Tribal Youth Program (TYP) is to support and enhance
tribal efforts to prevent and control delinquency and improve
the juvenile justice system for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth. A
major focus of TYP is providing AI/AN youth with mental
health services and substance abuse services.
Funding is available for two programs:
Part A: To support juvenile delinquency prevention and control programs for
Part B: To address the need for comprehensive mental health services for
Eligible tribes may apply for both programs; however, to do so, one
application must be submitted for Part A and a second application for Part
B. Applications for Part A and Part B will be reviewed
separately. The specific application requirements that govern this funding
opportunity are the
same for Part A and Part B and can be found on pp. 8-16 of the announcement.
Applications must be received by May
13, 2002. Funding
amounts depend on the total service population.
The OJJDP Application Kit can be obtained by calling 800-638-8736 or
e-mailing a request to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The
Application Kit is also available online at www.ncjrs.org/pdffiles1/ojjdp/s1000480.pdf.
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.
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.
Vol. 67, No. 62
Monday, April 1, 2002
Original Federal Register
Vol. 67, No. 23
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.