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Special Feature: Justice in Indian Country - Juvenile Justice

Publications and Multimedia

Tribal Legal Code Resource: Civil Dependency and Related Laws - Guide for Drafting or Revising Tribal Civil Dependency and Related Laws
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, April 2017

Addressing Trauma in American Indian and Alaska Native Youth
Department of Health and Human Services-Sponsored, August 2016

Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Tribal Youth in the Juvenile Justice System
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, April 2016

Love One Another and Take Care of Each Other: A Process Evaluation of the Rocky Boy's Children Exposed to Violence Project
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, June 2015

Nawicakiciji-Woasniye-Oaye Waste: A Process Evaluation of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe's Defending Childhood Initiative
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, June 2015

Tribal Legal Code Resource: Juvenile Justice – Guide for Drafting or Revising Tribal Juvenile Delinquency and Status Offense Laws
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, June 2015

Protect, Heal, Thrive: Lessons Learned From the Defending Childhood Demonstration Program
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, May 2015

Cross-Site Evaluation of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Tribal Green Reentry Program: Final Technical Report
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, December 2014

Circle of Healing for Native Children Endangered by Drugs video graphic
Office for Victims of Crime, December 2014

Attorney General's Advisory Committee on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence: Ending Violence So Children Can Thrive
U.S. Department of Justice, November 2014

Incorporating Green Programming in Juvenile Justice Settings: Lessons Learned from OJJDP's Tribal Green Reentry Initiative
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, November 2014

Parent and Family Involvement with Youth in the Tribal Juvenile Justice System: Perspectives from OJJDP's Tribal Green Reentry Initiative
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, November 2014

Experiences with Incorporating Culture into Tribal Green Reentry Programs: From the Cross-Site Evaluation of OJJDP's Tribal Green Reentry Program
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, August 2014

Measuring Compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act: An Assessment Toolkit
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, 2014

A Roadmap For Collaborative and Effective Evaluation in Tribal Communities
Child Welfare Research and Evaluation Tribal Workgroup, September 2013

Tribal-State Relations
Child Welfare Information Gateway, August 2012

Compendium of Tribal Crime Data, 2011
Bureau of Justice Statistics, June 2011

Summary: Tribal Youth in the Federal Justice System
Bureau of Justice Statistics, June 2011

Tribal Youth in the Federal Justice System, Final Report (Revised)
Bureau of Justice Statistics-Sponsored & Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, May 2011

Strengthening Indian Country Through Tribal Youth Programs
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, 2009

A Victim-Centered Approach to Crimes Against American Indian & Alaska Native Children
Office for Victims of Crime-Sponsored, August 2008

Children's Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities
Office for Victims of Crime, June 2008

Multilevel Analysis of Juvenile Court Processes: The Importance of Community Characteristics
National Institute of Justice, June 2008

Related Resources

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP): Model Programs Guide (MPG)
OJJDP’s MPG contains information about evidence-based juvenile justice and youth prevention, intervention, and reentry programs, including programs that focus on tribal youth.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP): Statistical Briefing Book (SBB)
OJJDP’s SBB enables users to access online information to learn more about juvenile crime and victimization and about youth involved in the juvenile justice system.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP): Tribal Youth Programs and Services
OJJDP supports states, local communities, and tribal jurisdictions in their efforts to develop and implement effective programs for youth.
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 to Justice Innovation
Funded through a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Tribal Access to Justice Innovation site is designed to help tribal justice practitioners learn about emerging and promising justice-related programs in Indian Country, including those that focus on child welfare/crimes against children and juvenile justice.

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 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

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Tribal Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center
The OJJDP Tribal Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center provides culturally appropriate, trauma-informed and developmentally appropriate training, resources, information and other related technical assistance to all OJJDP Tribal Programs grantees and federally recognized tribes across the nation.
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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