Special Tribal Criminal Jurisdiction: Targeted Support for Alaska Native Tribes Special Initiative
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Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
This program provides grant support and technical
assistance for Alaska Native tribal governments for
planning, developing, and implementing changes in tribal
criminal justice systems necessary to exercise Special
Tribal Criminal Jurisdiction (STCJ) for covered crimes,
which are assault of tribal justice personnel; child
violence; dating violence; domestic violence; obstruction
of justice; sexual violence; sex trafficking; stalking;
and violation of a protection order.
The goal of the program is to ensure that victims find
safety and justice and that non-Indians who commit
covered crimes within their jurisdiction are held
Funds can be used for one or more of the following:
- To strengthen tribal criminal justice systems to
assist Indian tribes in exercising SDVCJ including law
enforcement, prosecution, trial and appellate courts,
supervision systems, detention and correctional
facilities, treatment, rehabilitation, and reentry
services, culturally appropriate services and assistance
for victims and their families, criminal codes and rules
of criminal procedure, appellate procedure, and evidence
- To provide indigent criminal defendants with licensed
defense counsel, at no cost to the defendant, in criminal
proceedings in which a participating tribe prosecutes
- To ensure that, in criminal proceedings in which a
participating tribe exercises SDVCJ, jurors are summoned,
selected, and instructed in a manner consistent with all
- To provide victims of covered crimes rights that are
similar to the rights of a crime victim described in
section 3771(a) of Title 18
Eligible applicants include governments of tribes and
consortia of tribes occupying a village in Alaska.
Amount of funding
Award amount: $500,000
Expected number of awards: 6
Project period: 3 years
Estimated total program funding:
Links to the full announcement, application
instructions, and the online application process are
Applicants should submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in
grants.gov by the May 9, 2023 deadline.
Submit the full application, including attachments, in
the JustGrants grants
management system by the May 11, 2023 deadline.
While not required, potential applicants are encouraged
to email a letter of intent to OVW.TribalJurisdiction@usdoj.gov
by April 20, 2023.
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