Monthly Archives: February 2019

Tribal Action Plan (TAP) Development Workshop

The U.S. Department of Justice’s National Indian Country Training Initiative (NICTI), together with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is pleased to announce the Tribal Action Plan (TAP) Development Workshop. The Tribal Action Plan Training Initiative was established in direct response to the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010. TAPs support the principle of tribal self-determination and provide tribes the opportunity to take a proactive role in the fight against alcohol and substance misuse in their communities. (25 U.S.C. § 2412) This workshop is designed to provide tribes with the tools and guidance to assist in developing a TAP. The TAP Workshop will be led by experienced faculty and will include sessions focused on: 1) community readiness; 2) resource identification; 3) needs assessment; and 4) strategic plan development.
Tribes who are chosen to participate are required to send a core team of five representatives with responsibility for creating the tribe’s TAP. Suggested disciplines for the Tribal Coordinating Committee include the following: leadership, behavioral, public or community health; the criminal justice system; and education. Tribes who have participated in a Gathering of Native Americans (GONA) training possess important preparation for the TAP Workshop. Core Tribal TAP Team members will be required to participate in pre and post workshop technical assistance, attend the entire workshop, and sign a letter of commitment to work with Federal TAP points of contacts and consultants to complete a tribal-specific TAP. Tribes selected to attend the TAP Workshop must adopt a resolution (or legally-equivalent action) to develop and implement a tribal action plan.
Please note that this class is not related in any way to DOJ’s Tribal Access Program, which provides tribes access to national criminal information systems for both civil and criminal purposes.
Please complete and submit the nomination form for each of your nominees.
Nomination forms are due by March 22, 2019.
The NICTI will review all nominations and the NICTI will send an e-mail advising nominees of their selection on or about April 1, 2019. Selected nominees will also receive information on how to book travel and lodging.

BJA Webinar: “FY 2019 Funding Opportunity for Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts: The BJA Adult Drug Court Solicitation” (March 5, 2019)

March 5, 2019
10:00 am Pacific | 1:00 pm Eastern
The OJP Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Adult Drug Court solicitation offers grants to establish new drug courts or enhance existing drug court programs. Federally recognized Indian tribal governments are eligible for both categories. In fact, in FY 2018, nine (9) tribes were awarded grants! This webinar will overview the FY 2019 solicitation, including requirements of the grants, the tribal key components and NADCP Drug Court Standards, performance measures, and grant writing tips. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
View the FY 2019 BJA Drug Court Discretionary Grant RFP. Due Date: April 16, 2019.