Tribal Justice and Safety
Tribal Justice and Safety
Justice Department Announces Funding Opportunities for Tribal Communities
Bureau of Justice Assistance Announces New Grant Opportunities
The Bureau of Justice Assistance has recently announced a series of grant funding opportunities that are open for application to Native American tribes and tribal consortia, Alaskan Villages, law enforcement, and other communities. These funding programs range from the National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative, to the Community-based Adult Reentry Program, Innovative Prosecution Solutions for Combating Violent Crime and Illegal Opioids, and more. To learn more about this funding opportunities and application details, visit the BJA website at: https://www.bja.gov/funding.aspx.
Department of Justice announces new Tribal Events for 2018
Submit Nominations to Serve on Task Force about Violence Against Women
The Office on Violence Against Women is seeking leaders to serve on the Task Force on Research on Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women. Task Force members provide feedback on research priorities, design strategies, protocols, and dissemination of findings. Nominees must be from tribal governments, tribal domestic violence and sexual assault nonprofits, or national tribal organizations.
To nominate someone, send a cover letter and resume or curriculum vitae to OVW.firstname.lastname@example.org by December 15. Nominees will be screened through a telephone interview and search of public records. Names of finalists will be submitted to the Attorney General for approval.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions Announces New Actions to Support Law Enforcement and Maintain Public Safety in Indian Country
As part of the department’s efforts under the Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety (Task Force), Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced a series of actions the department will take to support law enforcement and maintain public safety in Indian Country. Among the actions, the department will deploy the Tribal Access Program for National Crime Information (TAP) to 10 tribal sites, beginning today with the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana and Office of Tribal Justice (OTJ) will coordinate a series of listening sessions with tribal law enforcement officials and tribal leaders to ensure the unique perspective of law enforcement in Indian Country is taken into account.
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