Tribal Justice and Safety
The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced the opening of the FY 2024 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation period. Also known as CTAS, the funding under this initiative is available to assist American Indian and Alaska Native communities in the areas of crime prevention, victim services and coordinated community responses to violence against native women.
The solicitation contains details about available grants and describes how federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments and tribal consortia can apply for funding. CTAS is administered by the department’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office).
We are pleased to invite you to listening sessions with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of the Interior (DOI) to discuss the impact of the June 29, 2022, Supreme Court decision in Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta, which addressed the scope of a state’s criminal jurisdiction to prosecute non-Indian defendants in Indian country. Please see the attached invitation letter and framing document for more information about how to join these discussions. Please feel free to contact OTJ@usdoj.gov with any questions.
DOJ will hold government-to-government consultation on July 19, 20 and August 3, 2022 to discuss implementation of the Alaska Pilot Program established in the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act of 2022. Please reference the invitation letter for additional information about these consultation sessions; the framing paper is available here. Please contact OTJ@usdoj.gov with any questions.