Tribal Court Grantees

The goal of the Tribal Court Assistance Program is to develop new tribal courts, improve the operations of existing tribal courts, and provide funding for technical assistance and training of tribal court staff. The objective in reaching this goal is to help tribal governments develop, enhance, and continue the operation of tribal judicial systems, including intertribal court systems.

GMS On-line Training Tool
On July 11, 2007, OJP released the Grants Management System (GMS) On-line Training Tool to assist grantees in administering their awards through the GMS. The On-line Training Tool provides step “by” step instructions to complete various functions within GMS, as well as the administrative policies associated with Grant Adjustment Notices, Progress Reporting, and Closeouts.

2008 Tribal Court Assistance Program Funding Available
The Bureau of Justice Assistance has announced the release of the 2008 Tribal Court Assistance Program (TCAP) Grant Solicitation. These grants help develop new tribal courts, improve the operations of existing tribal courts, and provide funding for technical assistance and training of tribal court staff. The program’s goals are to (1) provide planning grants to develop a comprehensive strategy and implementation plan to establish a court; and (2) provide grants for an existing tribal court system to enhance tribal court services. These grant applications are due on February 7, 2008.

2/12/2008 – 2/14/2008
BJA Regional Conference – Midwest Region
Indianapolis, IN

3/3/2008 – 3/6/2008
Tribal Court Management of Alcohol and Drug Cases
Reno, NV

3/4/2008 – 3/6/2008
A Multi-Jurisdictional Approach to Crimes Against Children in Indian Country
Baraboo, WI

3/4/2008 – 3/4/2008
TCAP Orientation – DATES TBD
Washington, DC

3/5/2008 – 3/7/2008
National Congress of American Indians Executive Council Winter Session
Washington, DC

3/10/2008 – 3/13/2008
Essential Skills for Tribal Court Judges
Reno, NV

3/11/2008 – 3/13/2008
BJA Regional Conference – South Region
Atlanta, GA

3/19/2008 – 3/21/2008
Clerk Certification Training
Denver-Broomfield, CO

3/20/2008 – 3/20/2008
Healing to Wellness Courts and Tribal Court Responses to Substance Abuse
Denver-Broomfield, CO

4/28/2008 – 5/2/2008
Court Management for Tribal Court Judges & Personnel
Reno, NV

5/1/2008 – 5/1/2008
Tribal-State Comparative Law
Minneapolis – date TBD, MN

5/15/2008 – 5/16/2008
Tribal Court Development and Administration
Anchorage, AK

6/1/2008 – 6/4/2008
National Congress of American Indians Mid Year Conference
Reno, NV

8/14/2008 – 8/15/2008
Firearms Disqualification and Domestic Violence Training
Crow Agency, MT

10/1/2008 – 10/1/2008
National Indigenous Justice Conference – DATE TBD
Oklahoma City, OK

10/19/2008 – 10/24/2008
65th Annual Convention of the National Congress of American Indians
Phoenix, AZ

11/12/2008 – 11/14/2008
20th Annual Multi-Jurisdictional Training Conference
Green Bay, WI

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