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Tribal Justice

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Publications & Multimedia

Tribal Crime Data Collection Activities
Bureau of Justice Statistics, Annual Report

Guide to SORNA Implementation in Indian Country, Second Edition
Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking, August 2020

Sexual Violence Against Alaska Tribal Women: Village Public Safety Officers Having Some Impact
National Institute of Justice, August 2020

Notes from the Field: How Grantsmanship Can Help a Tribal Police Department
National Institute of Justice, January 2020

U.S. Department of Justice Indian Country Investigations and Prosecutions 2018
U.S. Department of Justice, January 2020

Solving the Missing Indigenous Person Data Crisis: NamUs 2.0
National Institute of Justice, July 2019

Crossing the Bridge: Tribal-State-Local Collaboration
Bureau of Justice Assistance, February 2019

An Innovative Response to an Intractable Problem -- Using Village Public Safety Officers To Enhance the Criminal Justice Response to Violence Committed Against Alaska Native and American Indian Women in Alaska's Tribal Communities
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, June 2018

Cross-Deputization in Indian Country
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, April 2018

Human Trafficking: Investigations in Indian Country or Involving Native Americans and Actions Needed to Better Report on Victims Served
U.S. Government Accountability Office, September 2017

Tribal Sex Offender Registration Code: 2017 Revised Version
Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking, March 2017

Promising Practices in Tribal Community Policing
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, November 2016

Break the Cycle: Methamphetamine and Community-Oriented Policing in Indian Country
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, May 2016

Public Safety Partnerships in Indian Country
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, 2015

See the Publications page for more.

Related Resources

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS): Indian Country Justice Statistics
The Indian Country Justice Statistics page provides access to BJS and other data related to tribal justice matters.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Indian Country Crime
The FBI’s Indian Country Crime page provides information about strategies, programs, and policies to address identified crime problems in Indian Country for which the FBI has responsibility.

National Institute of Justice (NIJ): Tribal Crime and Justice
The Tribal Crime and Justice section of the NIJ website provides information on tribal law enforcement, crime prevention, violence and victimization, and tribal law.

Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS): Tribal Community Policing Resources
This section of the COPS website provides information about funding and training and technical assistance, as well as access to topical articles and reports.

Tribal Justice and Safety
The Department of Justice’s Tribal Justice and Safety website serves as a one-stop shop for tribal communities, developed to provide a user-friendly, updated and comprehensive resource for American Indian and Alaska Native tribal communities to help further improve public safety.

Grant Programs

Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS)
Administered by the Office of Justice Programs, the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services and the Office on Violence Against Women, CTAS funds enhance law enforcement practices and sustain crime prevention and intervention efforts in nine purpose areas including public safety and community policing; justice systems planning; alcohol and substance abuse; corrections and correctional alternatives; violence against women; juvenile justice; and tribal youth programs.

Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
OJP provides innovative leadership to federal, state, local, and tribal justice systems by disseminating state-of-the art knowledge and practices across America, and providing grants for the implementation of crime fighting strategies. Contained on the OJP Funding Resource Center site is information about open solicitations, resources for applicants and grantees, grant procedures and requirements, links to State Administering Agencies, and additional grant-related resources.

Training & Technical Assistance

Tribal Justice and Safety: Training and Technical Assistance
The Department of Justice provides training and technical assistance to further practical and specialized knowledge to implement and enhance justice system efforts in tribal and other areas.