Training and Technical Assistance

Overview:

The Department of Justice (DOJ) provides training and technical assistance (TTA) to further practical and specialized knowledge to implement and enhance justice system efforts. DOJ supports training and technical assistance that is both specifically geared toward tribes and across broader topic areas.

TTA Topics and Eligibility | TTA Providers | Grants and Financial Training | TTA Events

Topical TTA Resources and Eligibility

DOJ provides subject matter-based training and technical assistance across topic areas that include:

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DOJ Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Providers

Click on the organization name to read a brief description of the agency, services provided, contact information, and a link to each organization's website.

Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse

Law Enforcement

Tribal Courts

Tribal Civil and Criminal Legal Assistance

Corrections, Alternatives to Incarceration, and Reentry

Juvenile Delinquency Prevention and Justice

Victim Services

Intergovernmental Collaboration

Information Sharing

Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act

Domestic and Sexual Violence Crimes

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Grants and Financial Training

In addition to subject matter-based TTA resources and tools to assist tribes with programmatic issues related to project implementation, DOJ offers grant management-related training and technical assistance regarding the grant application process, grant management, and financial management.

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TTA Events

 

Building a Collaborative Court with Other Jurisdictions to Treat Nonviolent Tribal Adult Offenders

Event Date:

March 4, 2015

Time:

3:00 – 4:30 pm (ET)

Webinar Session:

Building a Collaborative Court with Other Jurisdictions to Treat Nonviolent Tribal Adult Offenders

Audience:

Judicial Personnel of tribal courts, law enforcement, attorneys working for Indian tribes or in Tribal communities located in Public Law 280 States, tribal leaders, Indian Legal Service programs and other organizations providing legal assistance, public defenders.

Host Agency(s):

The National American Indian Court Judges Association, in partnership with the American Indian Law Center

Event Detail:

The Bureau of Justice Assistance, through the National American Indian Court Judges Association and in partnership with the American Indian Law Center, will host the webinar session on emerging practice of creating a “collaborative court” with other jurisdictions rather than to contest one another’s jurisdiction is the focus of this webinar.  The Honorable Abby Abinanti, Yurok Tribal Court, will discuss her successful experience in collaborating with two county courts to build a collaborative court that treats nonviolent tribal adult offenders, who have substance abuse issues.  Topics include how to build capacity and expertise in your tribal court prior to approaching other jurisdictions, deciding what responsibilities to share in the criminal justice process, developing protocols to assist in transferring cases, and how to secure state court recognition of tribal court orders.  Successful examples and lessons learned from the Yurok Tribe’s relationship building with Del Norte and Humboldt Counties that resulted in a collaborative court will be provided. This is the third webinar session of the Emerging Practices in Civil Legal Assistance and Criminal Indigent Defense Webinar Series

Registration:

Register now for this free webinar at:

https://naicja.webex.com/naicja/onstage/g.php?MTID=e17f5008e1fd12a01cabdd2cb2ac2211b

Funding Agency(s):

Bureau of Justice Assistance

Developing Tribal Justice Systems in a Public Law 280 State

Event Date(s):

March 11, 2015

Time:

3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (ET)

Webinar Session:

Developing Tribal Justice Systems in a Public Law 280 State

Audience:

Judicial Personnel of tribal courts, law enforcement, attorneys working for Indian tribes or in Tribal communities located in Public Law 280 States, tribal leaders, Indian Legal Service programs and other organizations providing legal assistance, public defenders, tribal and state criminal history records agencies and individuals interested in criminal histories.

Host Agency(s)

The National American Indian Court Judges Association, in partnership with the American Indian Law Center

Event Detail:

The Bureau of Justice Assistance, through the National American Indian Court Judges Association and the American Indian Law Center, will host the webinar session entitled "Developing Tribal Justice Systems in a Public Law 280 State". This webinar session is part of the Emerging Practices in Civil Legal Assistance and Criminal Indigent Defense Webinar Series.

Developing tribal justice systems present unique challenges for tribes located in Public Law 280 states.  This webinar will discuss:

  • Historical background of Public Law 280;
  • The jurisdictional challenges Public Law 280 brings to Indian Country;
  • Working with other jurisdictions;
  • How to approach developing tribal courts and law enforcement in a Public Law 280 state;
  • Tribal inherent authority over its members and non-members;
  • Tribal law enforcement challenges; and
  • The lack of sustainable federal funding – all in just over one hour!
Registration:

Register now for this free webinar at: https://naicja.webex.com/naicja/onstage/g.php?d=664858264&t=a

Funding Agency:

Bureau of Justice Assistance

Dispelling the Myths of Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA): Judicial Education, Ethics, and Licensure

Event Date(s):

Thursday, March 16, 2015

Time:

3:00 p.m. EST – 4:30 p.m. EST

Webinar:

Webinar

Audience:

Federally recognized Indian tribes, tribal judicial personnel, Tribal and State Bar Associations, Tribal leaders, and other interested individuals.

Type of Event:

Open - Registration Required

Host Agency(s):

American Probation and Parole Association in partners ship with the Tribal Judicial Institute and the National Tribal Judicial Center

Event Details:

 FREE Registration


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Updated February 25, 2015