Welcome to the National Tribal Justice Resource Center



NTJRC Services

Programs and services developed by the Resource Center are offered to all tribal justice system personnel -- whether working with formalized tribal courts or with traditional tribal dispute resolution forums.

The Resource Center provides a number of services and programs including the following:

Toll-Free Hotline - Feel free to call our toll-free hotline with your questions dealing with tribal justice. Our staff will answer your questions or, if we are unable to answer it, we will refer you to someone who can. The toll free number is 1-877-97NTJRC (877-976-8572). We are available to take your calls, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time).

On Site-Technical Assistance and Evaluation - This service is provided to a limited number of tribes based upon need, available resources and objectives. Bureau of Justice Assistance Tribal Court Enhancement Grantees are given a higher priority, but other justice systems will be assisted whenever possible. There is no charge for this service, however, in some instances, reimbursement for travel and related expenses may be requested. Technical assistance on-site can range from new court/justice system development to program evaluation to assistance with new justice programming to case management and records assistance and much more.

If you think your justice system needs on-site technical assistance please contact us directly or if you would like, you can print our Technical Assistance Services Request Form on-line and mail or fax it in to us or you may submit an on-line Technical Assistance Services Request Form.  Once, your form has been submitted, the Resource Center staff will contact you promptly to discuss the type and scope of service including the possibility of a joint approach with other technical assistance providers. If on-site services are indicated and resources are available, they will be designed and scheduled in collaboration with the requesting official.

Lending a Helping Hand: The Tribal Justice System Mentor Project - This national project creates mentor partnerships by matching new and developing Native American and Alaska Native tribal justice systems with established, effective tribal courts to provide technical assistance with the creation and enhancement of these systems. This project builds on the already decades-old practice of tribal courts helping each other through the informal sharing of information, advice and experiences. More information and a participation form can be found by clicking here.

Searchable Databases - The Resource Center has a number of searchable databases on this web site that tribal justice system personnel may find useful.  One database is devoted to Tribal Court Opinions, the other to Tribal Codes and Constitutions

Calendar of Seminars and Conferences - This calendar lists current information about trainings, seminars and conferences that relate to tribal justice. In addition, you may post a tribal justice related event on our site.

Tribal Judicial Resources -  The Resource Center has many resources available online for tribal justice systems including numerous publications; links to funding resources; a talking circle where questions, concerns and suggestions can be posted and responded to; and links to other organizations and informational resources. In addition, many other judicial resources can be located and/or accessed by contacting the Resource Center directly.

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