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NCJ Number: NCJ 236348     Find in a Library
Title: Tribal Courts Assistance Program Fact Sheet 2008
  Document URL: PDF 
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America

US Dept of Justice, Office of Tribal Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 2008
Page Count: 4
  Annotation: This fact sheet offers a program overview of The Tribal Courts Assistance Program.
Abstract: This fact sheet provides information on the history, program overview, application categories, strategies for developing, implementing and enhancing tribal courts, and information on current and past grant recipients. The Tribal Courts Assistance Program is a U.S. Department of Justice’s primary initiatives for providing court-related support to tribal justice systems. Tribal Courts Assistance Program funds have been used to develop, implement, and enhance tribal courts throughout Indian Country. Tribes have used TCAP funding to plan a court system of either limited or general jurisdiction; develop or amend Tribal Codes; create a diversionary or alternative court such as wellness courts; funding essential court personnel such as judges, clerks, prosecutors, and public defenders; and probation officers; improve court capacity and efficiency through technology; improve data management through electronic record management systems; enhance court services by training key court personnel, develop post-adjudication services such as probation and parole; conduct court assessments; and employ strategic planning.
Main Term(s): Tribal Courts
Index Term(s): Tribal court system ; Grants or contracts ; Programs ; Funding guidelines
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Bureau of Justice Assistance Clearinghouse
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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