Tribal Consultations & Advisory Groups. OJP Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to host Tribal Listening Session to help inform future priorities for tribal appropriations.
Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern Time
BJA consults closely with tribal stakeholders in determining how BJA tribal assistance funds will be awarded for comprehensive justice system planning; tribal justice facilities; court system enhancements; alcohol and substance abuse programs; civil and criminal legal assistance; alternatives to incarceration; addressing violent crime in Native communities; and other priorities. By identifying and clarifying those priorities, this session will result in more efficient delivery of needed grant funding, and in turn enhanced safety and security in Indian Country.
In order to maximize flexibility in its tribal grant programs, BJA welcomes input about additional ways its funding can enhance tribal safety and security, and whether its existing training and technical assistance meets the needs for building capacity and expertise within tribal justice systems. BJA is also working to improve the grant writing capacity of tribes generally, so that the geographic representation of its funding reaches areas of greatest need.
Stakeholders invited to participate include tribal leaders, tribal justice practitioners, grantees, evaluators/researchers, statisticians, tribal organizations, nonprofit organizations working on tribal issues, and representatives of tribal, federal, state, and local governments working on public safety in Indian Country, tribal communities, or native villages.