Federal Resources

Bureau Of Prisons Tribal Law and Order Act Pilot Program
The Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 created a pilot program that authorizes the Bureau of Prisons to house a limited number of certain offenders sentenced in tribal courts. The Bureau's goal is to reduce future criminal activity by encouraging inmates to participate in a range of programs that have been proven to help them adopt a crime-free lifestyle upon their return to the community.

Office of Sex Offender, Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART)
The Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking (SMART) assists tribal governments that have opted-in to operate sex offender registries pursuant to the Adam Walsh Act.

Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
The Office of Justice Programs administers grant programs, supports research and evaluation projects, and provides training, statistical and technical assistance for States, local communities and Indian tribes.

Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
COPS provides grants to tribal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to hire and train community policing professionals, acquire and deploy cutting-edge crime-fighting technologies, and develop and test innovative policing strategies.

Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
The Office for Victims of Crime oversees diverse programs that benefit victims of crime. OVC provides substantial funding to victim assistance and compensation programs and supports trainings designed to educate criminal justice and allied professionals regarding the rights and needs of crime victims.

Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
The Bureau of Justice Assistance serves to reduce and prevent crime, violence, and drug abuse and improve the functioning of the criminal justice system through the administration of grant programs and the provision of training and technical assistance.

Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)
The Office on Violence Against Women addresses legal and policy issues regarding violence against women, coordinates Departmental efforts, provides national and international leadership, receives international visitors interested in learning about the federal government's role in addressing violence against women, and responds to requests for information regarding violence against women.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Within the FBI's Criminal Investigative Division, the Indian Country unit (ICU) is responsible for developing and implementing strategies, programs, and policies to address identified crime problems in Indian Country for which the FBI has responsibility.

U.S. Attorneys' Offices (USAO)
The vast majority of criminal prosecutions for felony crimes committed within Indian country are handled by United States Attorneys' Offices. The designated Tribal Liaison within United States Attorneys' Offices may be contacted regarding issues that arise in Indian Country.

Civil Rights Division (CRD)
The Civil Rights Division is the primary institution within the Department responsible for enforcing Federal statutes that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability and religion.

Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD)
The Indian Resources Section conducts litigation for the United States as trustee for the United States as trustee for the protection of the resources and rights of federally recognized Indian tribes and members of such tribes.

Community Relations Services (CRS)
Community Relations Services provides mediation and conflict resolution services to tribal governments, law enforcement and community on and off the reservation, when community tensions arise over racial or ethnic issues.

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
The Bureau of Justice Statistics collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government.

National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
The National Institute of Justice is the research, development, and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice and is dedicated to researching crime control and justice issues.