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Training and Technical Assistance for Children's Justice Act Grantees

Since 1989, OVC has provided funding through the Children's Justice Act (CJA) Partnerships for the Indian Communities Discretionary Grant Program. Child abuse cases on Indian reservations may be investigated by tribal police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, state and local authorities, or Bureau of Indian Affairs criminal investigators, and cases may be prosecuted in federal, state, or tribal courts. Formal protocols may not exist among these agencies, or they may be fragmented or fail to incorporate a multidisciplinary approach for responding to the abuse. Due to these variations in resources and services, training and technical assistance support is vital for CJA projects to achieve their goals and objectives. The training and technical assistance program provides comprehensive skill-building training and technical assistance to Indian tribes and nonprofit organizations that receive funding through the CJA Discretionary Grant Program. CJA provides funding directly to Indian tribes and tribal agencies to develop, establish, and operate projects that improve the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases. OVC seeks to ensure that all tribal programs receive training and technical assistance that will help them successfully implement CJA programs. For more information, visit www.tribal-institute.org.

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