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Tribal Law and Policy Institute Releases
Access the following BJA-sponsored reports, released in February 2019, from the Tribal Law and Policy Institute:

Registration Open for the American Indian Justice Conference

Taking place December 5-6, 2019, in Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico, this BJA event will provide training to tribal communities to enhance their response to alcohol and drug abuse, enable them to recognize how trauma impacts drug and alcohol abuse in tribal communities, and to identify current trends and best practices for tribal justice systems to strengthen multi-disciplinary approaches to healing and justice. Learn more and register to attend.



Anticipated FY 2020 Solicitations That Support Tribal Justice

To support tribal justice, learn about grants that BJA may fund in FY 2020 in the areas of law enforcement; substance abuse, mental health, and behavioral health; corrections; and courts.



Funding Webinars – Participate and Access Materials

To assist potential applicants interested in applying for funding opportunities, BJA has hosted several solicitation-specific webinars as well as Grant Applicant Education Series webinars. Visit the BJA Funding Webinars page to learn about upcoming webinars and to access presentation files for and YouTube links to watch previously held webinars.



Awards Announced for American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

In an October 18, 2019, press release, the Department of Justice announced the awarding of 236 grants totalling more than $273.4 million through the FY 2019 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS). View the press release and fact sheet to learn more about the FY 2019 CTAS awards going to 149 American Indian tribes, Alaska Native villages and other tribal designees.



BJA Grant Applicant Education Series Webinars

BJA recently led a series of four educational webinars designed to assist potential applicants interested in applying for FY 2019 funding opportunities. Recordings of the webinars will soon be available to those who were unable to attend.



New! Revised JAG Performance Measures Released!

Learn about the new JAG Performance Measures, which apply to FY 2015 grantees and beyond. They are more user friendly, easier to complete, and encourage success through evidence-based practices that benefit the full spectrum of criminal justice agencies and organizations. 



Courageous Spirit: The Effects of Historical Trauma on AI/AN Communities Expert Q&A Webinar
Dates: 11/20/2019 - 11/20/2019
Location: 2:00-3:15 p.m. ET,

American Indian Justice Conference
Dates: 12/5/2019 - 12/6/2019
Location: Pueblo of Santa Ana, NM

Providing Forensic Healthcare and Support to Native Communities (Webinar)
Dates: 2/17/2020 - 2/17/2020
Location: 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET,

Positive Indian Parenting
Dates: 4/1/2020 - 4/3/2020
Location: Denver, CO

Understanding the Indian Child Welfare Act
Dates: 4/1/2020 - 4/3/2020
Location: Denver, CO

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Front-End Diversion Initiative
A preadjudication diversion program designed to divert juveniles with mental health needs away from the juvenile justice system through specialized supervision and case management.

Milwaukee (Wis.) Homicide Review Commission (MHRC)
A program that provides a unique forum for addressing violence in Milwaukee, Wis., by engaging law enforcement and other stakeholders in the community to assess and evaluate the cause of homicides in efforts to prevent future incidents.

InnerChange Freedom Initiative (Minnesota)
A voluntary, faith-based prisoner reentry program that attempts to prepare inmates for reintegration into the community, employment, family, and other significant relationships through educational, values-based programming.

Teenage Health Teaching Modules
A comprehensive school health curriculum for grades 6 to 12. By addressing various health issues, the curriculum aims to positively affect student health knowledge, attitudes, practices, and behaviors.

Social Decision Making/Problem Solving Program
A prevention program targeted at preventing violence, substance abuse, and related problem behaviors through developing an individual's social and decision-making skills.

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Anticipated FY 2020 Solicitations That Support Tribal Justice, BJA, November 2019. To support tribal justice, learn about grants that BJA may fund in FY 2020 in the areas of law enforcement; substance abuse, mental health, and behavioral health; corrections; and courts.
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Crossing the Bridge: Tribal-State-Local Collaboration, BJA-Sponsored, February 2019. This report highlights an approach and plan to help with tribal-state-local collaborations.
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BJA Strategies to Support Tribal Reentry, The Bureau of Justice Assistance (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.
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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.
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Considerations for Developing a Program of Reentry in Tribal Communities, BJA-Sponsored, 2013. This resource provides information about tribal participation in reentry initiatives, research and evaluations of tribal reentry efforts, and planning/development of reentry efforts.
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Bureau of Justice Assistance Tribal Training & Technical Assistance Provider Directory 2013-2014, BJA-Sponsored, December 2013. This directory of technical assistance (TA) providers for tribal justice programs also includes information about TA providers' areas of expertise, conferences, publications, and other resources.
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Desktop Guide for Tribal Probation Personnel: The Screening and Assessment Process , BJA-Sponsored, May 2011. This guide is intended to provide tribal probation personnel with information on how the screening and assessment process can facilitate and promote offender accountability and long-term behavior change.
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Program Performance Report: Correctional Systems and Correctional Alternatives on Tribal Lands (CSCATL), April 2012-March 2013, BJA-Sponsored, September 2014. This report examines key findings of the CSCATL program, highlighting grantee progress toward achieving strategic plans, renovation, or construction projects.
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Program Performance Report: Correctional Systems and Correctional Alternatives on Tribal Lands, October 2011-March 2012, BJA-Sponsored, 2012. This report highlights activities funded by the Correctional Systems and Correctional Alternatives on Tribal Lands program for the reporting period.
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Program Performance Report: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Correctional Systems and Correctional Alternatives on Tribal Lands, April 2011-March 2012, BJA-Sponsored, 2012. This report highlights activities funded by the ARRA Correctional Systems and Correctional Alternatives on Tribal Lands program for the reporting period.
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