Webinars

BJA Announces New Training Webinars for Dec. 18-19

Enacting a Tribal Law and Order Act Enhanced Sentencing Authority Compliant Code

Focus of Training: This webinar will discuss what laws, procedures and policies Indian tribes have to enact in order to exercise enhanced sentencing under the Tribal Law and Order Act. The session will discuss what substantive laws (criminal offenses, habitual offender provisions, etc.), procedural protections and rules of evidence Tribes need to implement before exercising Enhanced Sentencing Authority (ESA).  It will also give examples of what substantive offenses Tribes that already exercise ESA have implemented.

Presenter:  Honorable B.J. Jones, Program Director, University of North Dakota, School of Law

When: Tuesday, Dec. 18, 3–4 p.m. EST

Registration: To register, please go here.

Employment Issues for Reentrants in Indian Country

Focus of Training: This webinar will discuss reentry issues and concerns, consequences of incarceration on employment, work experience during incarceration, research findings between work and crime, successful employment outcomes, employer issues and concerns, and ways for employers to help. Also, the session will explain incentives for employers in hiring reentrants and support from justice services.

Presenter:  Ada Melton, President, American Indian Development Associates

When: Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2-3 p.m. EST

Registration: To register, please go here.

New! Registration Now Open for FY19 CTAS Pre-Application Webinars

To provide guidance on the Fiscal Year 2019 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS), the Department of Justice is sponsoring 11 webinars that will educate applicants on CTAS application requirements for specific purpose areas, as well as meeting grant budgetary requirements and preparing strategies to access grant funds to strengthen tribal justice system capacity. Specific details, including registration information, for each webinar is located below:

FY 2019 CTAS Application: General Overview Webinar

WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, at 2 p.m. EST

  • The key goals of this webinar are to:
  • Provide a general overview of the CTAS application process;
  • Highlight key application and purpose area requirements;
  • Identify tools and resources for applicants that will facilitate the application process;
  • Provide an opportunity for applicants to ask CTAS-related questions; and
  • Discuss how the FY 2019 solicitation differs from the CTAS solicitations from previous years.

***To register for this webinar, please fill out the registration form accessible by copying and pasting the following URL into your browser: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4934453549128164097

FY 2019 CTAS Application: Budget Development Overview Webinar

WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, at 2 p.m. EST

As part of the CTAS process, applicants are required to develop a budget that should provide the detailed computation for each budget line item, listing the total cost of each and showing how it was calculated by the applicant. High quality budgets result in better application scores and expedited processing, if awarded.

The key goals of this webinar are to:

  • Provide an overview of the CTAS budget detail worksheet;
  • Discuss the “dos and don’ts” for budget development;
  • Provide guidance on elements that should be included in high quality budgets; and
  • Identify tools and resources to assist applicants with addressing budget-related questions.

***To register for this webinar, please fill out the registration form accessible by copying and pasting the following URL into your browser: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2902944188602803457

FY 2019 CTAS Application: Guide to the Online Tool for Grant Writing Webinar

WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, at 2 p.m. EST

  • The key goals of this webinar are to:
  • Read and comprehend a complex grant solicitation;
  • Coordinate a robust grant-writing team;
  • Identify and articulate the needs of your community through data-driven processes;
  • Generate and capture ideas and solutions from your community; and
  • Navigating the Online Tool for Grant writing.

***To register for this webinar, please fill out the registration form accessible by copying and pasting the following URL into your browser: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4694473041738249473

FY 2019 CTAS Application: Purpose Area 2, 3, 4, & 10 Webinar

(Purpose Area 2: Comprehensive Tribal Justice Systems Strategic Planning)

(Purpose Area 3: BJA’s Tribal Justice Systems)

(Purpose Area 4: BJA’s Tribal Justice System Infrastructure Program)

(Purpose Area 10: BJA’s Addressing Violent Crime in Native Communities)

WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at 2 p.m. EST

***Note: Purpose Area 10 is new to FY19 CTAS

The key goals of this webinar are to:

  • Provide a general overview of CTAS Purpose Areas 2, 3, 4, & 10;
  • Highlight key application and purpose area requirements;
  • Identify tools and resources for applicants that will facilitate the application process;
  • Provide an opportunity for applicants to ask CTAS-related questions; and
  • Discuss how the FY 2019 solicitation differs from the CTAS solicitations from previous years.

***To register for this webinar, please fill out the registration form accessible by copying and pasting the following URL into your browser: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4715474813340433153

FY 2019 CTAS Application: Purpose Area 1 Webinar

(Purpose Area 1: COPS Office’s Public Safety and Community Policing)

WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at 2 p.m. EST

The key goals of this webinar are to:

  • Provide a general overview of CTAS Purpose Area 1;
  • Highlight key application and purpose area requirements;
  • Identify tools and resources for applicants that will facilitate the application process;
  • Provide an opportunity for applicants to ask CTAS-related questions; and
  • Discuss how the FY 2019 solicitation differs from the CTAS solicitations from previous years.

***To register for this webinar, please fill out the registration form accessible by copying and pasting the following URL into your browser: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4611212523724965377

FY 2019 CTAS Application: Purpose Area 5 Webinar

(Purpose Area 5: OVW’s Violence Against Women Tribal Governments Program)

WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at 2 p.m. EST

The key goals of this webinar are to:

  • Provide a general overview of CTAS Purpose Area 5;
  • Highlight key application and purpose area requirements;
  • Identify tools and resources for applicants that will facilitate the application process;
  • Provide an opportunity for applicants to ask CTAS-related questions; and
  • Discuss how the FY 2019 solicitation differs from the CTAS solicitations from previous years.

***To register for this webinar, please fill out the registration form accessible by copying and pasting the following URL into your browser: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8997984642597767937

FY 2019 CTAS Application: Purpose Area 6 Webinar

(Purpose Area 6: OVC’s Children’s Justice Act for Partnerships for Indian Communities)

WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, at 2 p.m. EST

The key goals of this webinar are to:

  • Provide a general overview of CTAS Purpose Area 6;
  • Highlight key application and purpose area requirements;
  • Identify tools and resources for applicants that will facilitate the application process;
  • Provide an opportunity for applicants to ask CTAS-related questions; and
  • Discuss how the FY 2019 solicitation differs from the CTAS solicitations from previous years.

***To register for this webinar, please fill out the registration form accessible by copying and pasting the following URL into your browser: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7191933439882734849

FY 2019 CTAS Application: Purpose Areas 7 Webinar

(Purpose Area 7: OVC’s Tribal Victim Services Program)

WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, at 2 p.m. EST

***Note: This purpose area has changed from previous years

  • The key goals of this webinar are to:
  • Provide a general overview of CTAS Purpose Areas 7;
  • Highlight key application and purpose area requirements;
  • Identify tools and resources for applicants that will facilitate the application process;
  • Provide an opportunity for applicants to ask CTAS-related questions; and
  • Discuss how the FY 2019 solicitation differs from the CTAS solicitations from previous years.

***To register for this webinar, please fill out the registration form accessible by copying and pasting the following URL into your browser: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/732619286047523841

FY 2019 CTAS Application: Purpose Areas 8 & 9 Webinar

(Purpose Area 8: OJJDP’s Juvenile Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts)

(Purpose Area 9: OJJDP’s Tribal Youth Program)

WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at 2 p.m. EST

The key goals of this webinar are to:

  • Provide a general overview of CTAS Purpose Areas 8 & 9;
  • Highlight key application and purpose area requirements;
  • Identify tools and resources for applicants that will facilitate the application process;
  • Provide an opportunity for applicants to ask CTAS-related questions; and
  • Discuss how the FY 2019 solicitation differs from the CTAS solicitations from previous years.

***To register for this webinar, please fill out the registration form accessible by copying and pasting the following URL into your browser: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4890009090110451713

FY 2019 CTAS Application: Budget Worksheet Completion Webinar

WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 at 2 p.m. EST

The key goals of this webinar are to:

  • Provide an overview of completing the budget worksheet for the CTAS application process;
  • Identify tools and resources for applicants that will facilitate the application process; and
  • Provide an opportunity for applicants to ask CTAS-related questions.

***To register for this webinar, please fill out the registration form accessible by copying and pasting the following URL into your browser: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3423214399168995585

FY 2019 CTAS Application: Checklist Review and Q&A Webinar

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, at 2 p.m. EST

The key goals of this webinar are to:

  • Provide a general overview of CTAS-related questions;
  • Provide an opportunity for applicants to ask CTAS-related questions.

***To register for this webinar, please fill out the registration form accessible by copying and pasting the following URL into your browser: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4842940096837154305

ACCESS IT ONLINE: FY19 Supporting Innovation: Field Initiated Programs Grant (This webinar was hosted live by DOJ on July 9, 2018)

*** Please note that this solicitation was just reopened and will be open for applications through Monday, Aug. 6, 2018 at 5 p.m. EDT.

Focus of Training: Facilitated by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), this webinar will review in detail the recently-opened Fiscal Year 2018 Supporting Innovation: Field Initiated Programs grant solicitation. This funding opportunity is BJA’s program to encourage applications in support of the testing of new innovative approaches that can be translated to others addressing similar challenges. The solicitations contains two categories:  1) Applications from local, state or tribal governments to test a new approach that addresses a gap in the field, and 2) National or regional training, technical assistance or studies to address a need in the field. BJA Director Jon Adler has prioritized FY 2018 funding for violent crime-reduction strategies that address the needs of tribes, tribal consortia, and Alaska villages—a direct response to tribal feedback about violent crime concerns raised during a consultation and various listening sessions. During the webinar, BJA staff members will discuss the solicitation in detail with a specific focus on tribal needs for strategies to reduce violent crime in American Indiana and Alaska Native communities. Potential applicants and webinar participants are encouraged to review the solicitation to consider any questions that can be addressed during the webinar.

Access the webinar presentation here.

IMPACT OF TLOA AND VAWA WEBINAR

WATCH IT ONLINE: Impact of TLOA and VAWA webinar

Focus of training: Hosted by the American Probation and Parole Association, this webinar will examine the impact of the Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) across several subjects. The webinar looks to explore the impact of TLOA and VAWA on defendants' rights in tribal courts, impact on sentencing in tribal courts, impact on definitions of crimes under tribal law, what constitutes a felony, and the impact on judicial and attorney qualifications. The webinar will also discuss the impact on post adjudication service providers for tribal members reentering the community. This includes transitional housing, probation services, and sex offender monitoring. The webinar will also provide time for participants to ask any questions related to TLOA and VAWA.

Panelist: Michelle Parks, Associate Director Tribal Judicial Institute-University of North Dakota School of Law

Moderator: Travis Johnson, Grants Program Associate, American Probation and Parole Association

(This webinar was hosted live by DOJ on May 10, 2018) 

Who can benefit from this training?

  • Tribal Community Corrections Officers
  • Tribes/Tribal Partners

Access the webinar here

Updated December 11, 2018

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