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U.S. Department of Justice Indian Country Investigations and Prosecutions 2011-2012
U.S. Department of Justice, May 2013

Overview of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's Tribal Civil and Criminal Legal Assistance Program and Resources
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, March 2013

VAWA 2013 and Tribal Jurisdiction Over Non-Indian Perpetrators of Domestic Violence Fact Sheet
U.S. Department of Justice Office of Tribal Justice, March 2013

Using Federal Law To Prosecute Domestic Violence Crimes in Indian Country Guide/DVD
Office for Victims of Crime, October 2012

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

State Prosecutors' Offices with Jurisdiction in Indian Country, 2007
Bureau of Justice Statistics, June 2011

Indian Country Criminal Justice: Departments of the Interior and Justice Should Strengthen Coordination to Support Tribal Courts
U.S. Government Accountability Office, February 2011

Memorandum for United States Attorneys with Districts Containing Indian Country
U.S. Department of Justice, January 2010

Tribal Probation: An Overview for Tribal Court Judges 
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, 2010

Prosecutor Sexual Assault Protocol Resource Guide for Drafting or Revising Tribal Prosecutor Protocols on Responding to Sexual Assault (Including a Model Sexual Assault Protocol)
Office on Violence Against Women-Sponsored, September 2008

2008 Final Report on Creative Civil Remedies Against Non-Indian Offenders in Indian Country
Office on Violence Against Women-Sponsored, 2008

Tribal Courts Assistance Program Fact Sheet
Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2008

Lessons Learned in Implementing the First Four Tribal Wellness Courts
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, December 2005

Process and Outcome Evaluations in Four Tribal Wellness Courts
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, December 2005

Conflict Resolution Assistance in Indian Country
U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations Service, September 2003

Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts: The Key Components
Bureau of Justice Assistance, April 2003

Victim Rights in Indian Country - An Assistant United States Attorney Perspective
United States Attorneys' Bulletin, January 2003

Tribal Court CASA: A Guide to Program Development
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, June 2002

Improving Tribal/Federal Prosecution of Child Sexual Abuse Cases through Agency Cooperation
Office for Victims of Crime, September 1999

Healing to Wellness Courts: A Preliminary Overview of Tribal Drug Courts
Bureau of Justice Assistance, July 1999

Tribal Court Bench Book for Domestic Violence Cases
Office on Violence Against Women-Sponsored, 1999

Related Resources

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.

Tribal Justice and Safety
The Department of Justice's Tribal Justice and Safety Web site 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.

Tribal Protection Order
Supported by a grant from the Office on Violence Against Women, this Web site was developed by the Tribal Law and Policy Institute to provide both tribal and non-tribal entities with a clearinghouse of information and resources pertaining to the issuance and enforcement of protection orders.

Grant Programs

Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Tribal Civil and Criminal Legal Assistance Grants, Training, and Technical Assistance (TCCLA)
The goal of TCCLA is to enhance the operations of tribal justice systems and improve access to those systems, and provide training and technical assistance for development and enhancement of tribal justice systems.

Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Tribal Courts Assistance Program (TCAP)
TCAP grants support the development, implementation, enhancement, and continuing operation of tribal judicial systems.

Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS)
CTAS is administered by DOJ's Office of Justice Programs (OJP), the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) and the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). The funding can be used to conduct comprehensive planning, enhance law enforcement, bolster justice systems, support and enhance efforts to prevent and control delinquency and strengthen the juvenile justice system, prevent youth substance abuse, serve sexual assault and elder victims, and support other efforts to combat crimes.

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