Tribal Justice and Safety
OJJDP invites Tribal leaders, policymakers, practitioners, and others to participate via webinar in one of three upcoming Tribal consultation meetings and listening sessions. OJJDP seeks input on OJJDP priorities, proposed regulations, and how OJJDP funding can best support Tribes to enhance and expand efforts to prevent and reduce delinquency and improve juvenile justice systems. Each consultation with Tribal leaders will be directly followed by a listening session for those other than Tribal leaders.
- Lower 48 Tribal leaders, September 27, 2023, from 1 to 5 p.m. ET.
- Alaska Tribal leaders, October 11, 2023, from 1 to 5 p.m. ET.
- Makeup Session for all Tribal leaders, October 27, 2023, from 1 to 5 p.m. ET.
The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced the opening of the FY 2023 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.