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NCJ Number: 250081 Find in a Library
Title: Joint Jurisdiction Courts: A Manual for Developing Tribal, Local, State & Federal Justice Collaborations
Author(s): Jennifer A. Fahey; Korey Wahwassuck; Allison Leof; John P. Smith
Corporate Author: Oregon Health & Science University
United States of America
Date Published: May 2016
Page Count: 31
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Oregon Health & Science University
Grant Number: 2012-IC-BX-K003
Sale Source: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Case Study; Guideline; Instructional Material; Legislation/Policy Description; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual is a guide for tribal and community leaders who want to develop joint-jurisdiction courts or initiatives in their own communities, as it explains the process used in one Minnesota community and adopted by other jurisdictions.
Abstract: The manual first identifies the benefits of intergovernmental collaboration and describes the creation of the first tribal/State joint jurisdiction court in the Nation. The description includes how it was envisioned, developed, and implemented. Statistics are provided to show its cost-effectiveness. The manual then provides suggested guidelines for developing a new joint-jurisdiction justice collaborative in a community based on identified needs, tribal and community culture, evidence-based treatment principles, goals, and defined outcomes. A third section of the manual describes two Project T.E.A.M. collaborations, i.e, a joint-jurisdiction juvenile court initiative involving the Shingle Springs Band of Miwork Indians, the Eldorado County Superior Court, and county officials in California; and a joint jurisdiction adult wellness court that involves the Kenaitze Indian Tribe and the city of Kenai, Alaska. The document concludes with tips for the successful creation of joint-jurisdiction courts and a review of lessons learned during Project T,E,A,M. work. A listing of 12 additional resources
Main Term(s): Tribal court system
Index Term(s): Alaska; Alaska Natives; American Indians; BJA Grant-related Documents; BJA Resources; California; Intergovernmental relations; Minnesota
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