The Bureau of Justice Assistance is hosting its annual BJA Tribal Consultation Program that includes two virtual sessions. This program aims to ultimately 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. Tribal Leaders are invited to both sessions. Other tribal stakeholders are also invited to participate including 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 tribal communities and native villages. Both sessions are closed to the press.
The first virtual session will take place on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. In 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. The second virtual session will take place on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. During this session, BJA will hear from Tribal Leaders, tribal designee and stakeholders to help inform how Tribal Assistance funds and programs can best support tribal communities and native villages.