Special Feature: Justice in Indian Country - Additional Resources

Publications & Multimedia

Tribal Sex Offender Registration Code: 2017 Revised Version
Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking, March 2017
Intersecting Laws: The Tribal Law and Order Act and the Indian Civil Rights Act
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, October 2016
Tribal Access Program for National Crime Information
U.S. Department of Justice, September 2016
A Roadmap For Making Native America Safer: Report To The President And Congress Of The United States
Indian Law and Order Commission, May 2015
Fact Sheet: Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation - Purpose Area #3
Bureau of Justice Assistance, March 2015
Tribe and Territory Sex Offender Registry System Fact Sheet
Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking, March 2015
Expert Working Group Report: Native American Traditional Justice Practices
U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of the Interior, September 2014
Tribal Training & Technical Assistance Provider Directory 2013-2014
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, December 2013
Promising Strategies: Public Law 280
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, March 2013
Building a Comprehensive Approach to Sex Offender Management in Tribal Jurisdictions: An Action Guide
Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking-Sponsored, 2013
Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) Long Term Plan to Build and Enhance Tribal Justice Systems
U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of the Interior, August 2011
Model Tribal Sex Offender Registration Code/Ordinance (SORNA Compliant Language) Revised
Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking, March 2011
Tribal Action Plan Guidelines - 2011
Office of Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse, 2011
Improving the Administration of Justice in Tribal Communities through Information Sharing and Resource Sharing
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, December 2010
Protecting the Civil Rights of American Indians and Alaska Natives
U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, September 2010
Tribal Justice Advisory Group Final Report, August 27, 2010
Office of Justice Programs Tribal Justice Advisory Group, August 2010
In Brief: Indian Country Research
National Institute of Justice, April 2010
Review of Research on Alcohol and Drug Use, Criminal Behavior, and the Criminal Justice System Response in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, December 2009
Tribal Resolutions Pursuant to the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006
Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking, March 2008
Tribal Legal Code Resource: Domestic Violence Laws - Guide for Drafting or Revising Victim-Centered Tribal Laws Against Domestic Violence
Office on Violence Against Women-Sponsored, January 2008
Strengthening and Rebuilding Tribal Justice Systems: A Participatory Outcomes Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Justice Comprehensive Indian Resources for Community and Law Enforcement (CIRCLE) Project, Final Report
National Institute of Justice, September 2007
Improving Criminal History Records in Indian Country, 2004-2006
Bureau of Justice Statistics, July 2007
Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program Fact Sheet
Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2007

Related Resources

Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
BIA is responsible for the administration and management of 52.7 million acres of land held in trust by the United States for American Indians, Indian tribes, and Alaska Natives.
Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA): Tribal Justice
This section of the BJA website highlights BJA efforts towards preventing and controlling crime, violence, and substance abuse and improving the functioning of criminal justice systems in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA): Tribal Law and Order Act
BJA’s Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) page provides information about BJA efforts aimed at tribal communities and BJA’s involvement in projects associated with the TLOA.
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.
The National Institute of Justice's CrimeSolutions.gov website is meant to help practitioners and policymakers understand what works in justice-related programs and practices. Included on CrimeSolutions.gov is program and other information related to various topics, including crime and safety in tribal areas.
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, and violence and victimization. Information about tribal law and social and legal issues is also presented.
Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART)
The responsibilities of the SMART Office include providing jurisdictions with guidance regarding the implementation of the Adam Walsh Act and providing technical assistance to the states, territories, tribes, local governments, and to public and private organizations. The SMART Office also tracks important legislative and legal developments related to sex offenders and administers grant programs related to the registration, notification, and management of sex offenders.
Tribal Access Program for National Crime Information (TAP)
The Department of Justice launched TAP in August 2015 to provide tribes access to national crime information systems for both civil and criminal purposes. TAP allows tribes to more effectively serve and protect their nation's citizens by ensuring the exchange of critical data across the Criminal Justice Information Services systems and other national crime information systems.
Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) Implementation
Part of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), this office coordinates efforts across federal agencies responsible for addressing alcohol and substance abuse issues. The office collaborates with the Department of Interior (DOI) and Department of Justice (DOJ) to determine the scope of the ongoing problem; identify and assess national, state, tribal, and local alcohol and substance abuse programs and resources; and create standards for programs.
Tribal Law & Order Resource Center
This website presents information about and facilitates communication on the implementation of the Tribal Law and Order Act.
U.S. Department of Justice: Office of Tribal Justice (OTJ)
OTJ is the primary point of contact for the Department of Justice’s government to government relationship with Indian tribes and also serves as a source of Indian law expertise for the Department.
U.S. Department of Justice: 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)
CTAS is 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.
Department of Justice (DOJ) Program Plan
The DOJ Program Plan is a tool to help applicants and grantees find funding opportunities that address their criminal, juvenile, and civil justice needs. The DOJ Program Plan provides summary details of the funding opportunities each DOJ grant-making component is expecting to release or has released in the current fiscal year.
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 and Technical Assistance

Tribal Justice and Safety: Training and Technical Assistance
The Department of Justice (DOJ) provides training and technical assistance to further practical and specialized knowledge to implement and enhance justice system efforts in tribal and other areas. This page provides information about opportunities covering a variety of topics and presents access to DOJ training and technical assistance providers.

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