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Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation Fact Sheet: Purpose Area 3 - Tribal Justice Systems

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Date Published
February 2018
2 pages

This fact sheet summarizes information on "Tribal Justice Systems," which is the third of nine "Purpose Areas" for grant funding related to Tribal justice issues under the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ's) Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) initiative, which unifies all Tribal justice DOJ grants under these nine Purpose Areas.


The overall objective of the Purpose Area #3 is to provide key funding for Tribal justice systems to develop, support, and improve adult and juvenile Tribal justice systems and to prevent violent crime and crime related to opioid, alcohol, and other substance abuse. Each of the nine Purpose Areas is funded and administered under the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ's) Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) initiative, which was established in Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 to unify the administration of all DOJ Tribal grants under nine Purpose Areas. Through CTAS, federally recognized tribes and Tribal consortia can, for the first time, submit a single application for most of DOJ's Tribal grant programs. In managing resources under Purpose Area #3, the National American Indian Court Judges Association (NAICJA), in partnership with eight other entities, will customize innovative, grassroots solutions by providing peer-to-peer training and technical assistance (TTA) that will address the interests of Tribal sovereigns as defined by the Tribal community represented under each solicitation. This fact sheet outlines NAICJA's training objectives and types of TTA services under Purpose Area #3. This fact sheet also presents an overview of each of the following five DOJ agencies involved in administering federal resources for Purpose Area #3: Bureau of Justice Assistance; Office on Violence Against Women; Office for Victims of Crime; Office for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.

Date Published: February 1, 2018