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Tribal Juvenile Accountability Discretionary Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $271,120)

The Justice Department's grant-making components have created a streamlined approach for federally recognized Tribes, Tribal consortia, Alaska Native villages and corporations, as well as authorized tribal designees to apply for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 funding opportunities. The Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) serves as a single solicitation for existing tribal government-specific grant programs administered by the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) and the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). The CTAS solicitation is designed to assist tribes with addressing crime and public safety issues in a comprehensive manner. The CTAS grant-application process was inspired by and developed after consultation with tribal leaders, including sessions at the Justice Department's Tribal Nations Listening Session in 2009, and has been updated based on continued tribal consultations and listening sessions.

The Crow Tribe of Indians seeks to attain the goal of establishing an Office of the Juvenile Prosecutor to ensure that juvenile crime is efficiently and timely addressed on the Crow Reservation. Key objectives are to: 1) hire a juvenile prosecutor; 2) reduce the backlog of cases; and 3) ensure that each and every case is processed, deferred and/or adjudicated in a timely manner.

The development of an Office of the Juvenile Prosecutor will create capacity to address each juvenile case in an efficient and timely fashion, and will ensure that serious, violent, and habitual juvenile offenders are held accountable. Timely case processing and continuous workflow will minimize case backlog. The visibility of the Office of the Juvenile Prosecutor and the perception of fervent prosecutorial efforts will promote deterrence to crime and increase public safety. Most notably, the legitimacy of the Tribal Justice System will be strengthened and will build capacity to address other community justice needs. The juvenile prosecutor will participate as a member of the Crow Criminal Justice Planning Council (CCJPC) and will share immediate and long term outcomes and impacts with the council. The Tribal Court will assist in the project by collecting and providing statistical information needed for performance measures and reporting requirements. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 13, 2011