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The Bureau of Justice Assistance Invites Tribal Leadership to Consult on Strengthening Public Safety and Law Enforcement to Address Violent Crime in Tribal Communities and Native Villages

August 23, 2021

The Bureau of Justice Assistance Invites Tribal Leadership to Consult on Strengthening Public Safety and Law Enforcement to Address Violent Crime in Tribal Communities and Native Villages

 

The goal of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Annual Tribal Consultation with tribal leaders and tribal designees is to identify criminal justice policy issues and tribal priorities to support tribal justice strategies to achieve safer communities. The ultimate goals are to improve law enforcement and public safety in tribal communities and native villages; and support grant administration and criminal justice policy development to support local, state, and tribal law enforcement in achieving safer communities.

 

The BJA Tribal Consultation Program includes two sessions. They are:

 

·Pre-Consultation Session: Overview of BJA Tribal Justice Funding and Programs

Date:Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

During this session, BJA will provide information on tribal justice funding and programs; and preview questions that will be posed during the upcoming Tribal Consultation Virtual Session on September 15th.  To register, click here.

 

· BJA Tribal Consultation Virtual Session

Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

During this session, BJA will hear from tribal leaders and stakeholders to help inform how BJA tribal assistance funds and programs can best support Tribal and Native communities.  Focus areas will include: 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, the session will result in more efficient delivery of needed grant funding, and in turn enhanced safety and security in tribal communities and native villages. This session will include a facilitated question-and-answer session for tribal leadership. To register, click here.

Tribal Leaders are invited to both sessions. To view the Dear Tribal Leader Invitation on this subject, please click here.

 

A framing paper has been developed to help guide tribes as they consider and provide their positions during the virtual session and is available online at the BJA Tribal Consultation webpage.

 

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