View an Overview of Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands Grants, which includes grant award amounts, project descriptions, and site photographs.
OverviewThe Tribal Justice Systems Infrastructure Program (TJSIP), which is Purpose Area 4 under the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS), assists tribes in developing effective strategies to cost effectively renovate, expand, or replace existing facilities associated with the incarceration and rehabilitation of juvenile and adult offenders subject to tribal jurisdiction. To learn more about CTAS, visit: www.justice.gov/tribal/grants. LegislationThis program is authorized by Section 20109, Subtitle A of Title II of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, as amended, 42 U.S.C. Section 13701 et seq.
Tribal Law and Policy Institute Releases Access the following BJA-sponsored reports, released in February 2019, from the Tribal Law and Policy Institute:
FY 2018 TJSIP grant recipients FY 2019 TJSIP Fact Sheet
EligibilityApplicants are limited to federally recognized tribal governments. Eligibility is defined under the Indian Self Determination Act, 25 U.S.C. 450b(e).
BJA Grant Applicant Education Webinars In early 2019, BJA hosted a series of educational webinars to assist potential applicants interested in applying for FY 2019 funding opportunities. Visit the BJA Grant Applicant Education Series Webinars page for access to YouTube recordings, downloadable versions of the presentations, as well as transcripts for each webinar.
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BJA partners with the University of North Dakota Tribal Judicial Institute (UND TJI) and Nisqually Construction to provide technical assistance (TA) for TJSIP, CTAS Purpose Area 4 grant recipients. UND TJI focuses on operational planning activities such as operational programming, operational budgeting, staffing assessment, and project feasibility. Nisqually Construction provides construction management technical assistance services. TTA activities include project management technical assistance, including bidding, design, and construction; National Environmental Policy Act assistance; and review of construction/renovation budgets, delivery approach, schedules, contractor selections, contract agreements, invoicing, progress, and construction closeout. TA services can be provided on site, by telephone, and/or through webinars. To learn more about DOJ’s TTA offerings, visit: www.justice.gov/tribal/training-and-technical-assistance.
See the Native American and Alaskan Technical Assistance Project (NAATAP) Project Guides:
NCJRS: Tribal Justice Special Feature
Tribal Justice and Safety
National Institute of Justice (NIJ): Tribal Crime and Justice
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Program Performance Reports:
Bureau of Justice Assistance Tribal Training & Technical Assistance Provider Directory 2013-2014With guidance from BJA, the National Criminal Justice Training Center at Fox Valley Technical College developed this directory of technical assistance (TA) providers for tribal justice programs. The guide includes information about TA providers’ areas of expertise, conferences, and publications and other resources.
FY 2011 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Community Profiles Report This report provides a summary of the funding needs reported by a sample of 2011 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) applicants. The purpose of this report is to identify the needs of CTAS applicants and determine whether meaningful differences exist between applicants who received BJA funding and those who did not.
Emerging Strategies in Tribal-State Collaboration: Barriers and Solutions to Enforcing Tribal Protection Orders BJA-Sponsored, February 2019. This report highlights information discussed and gathered during the December 6, 2017, meeting on the Agua Caliente Reservation to explore the barriers and promising strategies around the enforcement of tribal protection orders.
BJA Strategies to Support Tribal Reentry BJA, April 2014. BJA offers strategies that can support tribes and states interested in implementing effective post-reentry assessment, supervision, and services for tribal members serving in federal, state and local settings, as well as pre-reentry services in tribal and state prisons and jails.
Preventing and Addressing Sexual Abuse in Tribal Detention Facilities: A Policy Development Guide BJA and the American Probation and Parole Association, Carrie Abner, October 2011. This document seeks to provide guidance to administrators of tribal detention facilities on the key policy issues for the prevention, reduction, detection, and punishment of sexual abuse perpetrated on those under correctional supervision in Indian Country, including in jails, juvenile detention facilities, and police lock-ups.
Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA): Long Term Plan to Build and Enhance Tribal Justice Systems The Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) has created a tremendous opportunity for Tribal Nations across the United States to enhance their tribal justice systems and improve safety in Indian country.
FY 2019 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) The FY 2019 CTAS opportunity provides federally recognized tribes and tribal consortia an opportunity to apply for funding to aid in developing a comprehensive and coordinated approach to public safety and victimization. View the solicitation, learn about and register for pre-application webinars, and view additional resources.
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