Beginning March 7, 2015, all federally recognized tribes will be able, if they so choose, to exercise the special domestic violence criminal jurisdiction over non-Indians, as authorized by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. However, this expanded jurisdiction, similar to the enhanced sentencing authorized by the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010, includes numerous due process protection requirements that can be costly for a tribe to implement.
Join the Tribal Law and Policy Institute for their next webinar, "Current Funding Opportunities for Healing to Wellness Courts: CTAS FY 2015." This webinar will provide a brief overview of Healing to Wellness Court funding opportunities available within the FY 2015 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS).
On January 21st, 2015 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time, the Smart Policing Initiative (SPI) will present a webinar titled “UK Models of Policing in SPI”. This webinar will be facilitated by Julie Wartell, SPI Subject Matter Expert and independent public safety advisor, and will feature presentations from the Boston, MA; Columbia, SC; Chula Vista, CA; and Philadelphia, PA SPI sites.
The reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) expanded the jurisdiction of tribal courts over crimes of domestic violence committed on tribal land. This authority empowers tribal justice systems to protect victims of domestic violence and provide greater access to victim services in Indian County. Collaboration among state, local and tribal victim services is essential to meet the needs of Native women and children who are victims of domestic violence.
Individuals with mental illness enter the criminal justice system on a repeat basis. What are courts doing to stop the cycle? Should courts get into the business of coordinating mental health treatment for those involved in the criminal justice system? The presenter in this webinar will discuss these questions in the context of the multitude of mental health court models in operation across the country. Mental health court models vary by the point of entry into the criminal justice system, the agencies invested in the program, and who the program serves.
This next event of the Supportive School Discipline Webinar Series will explore how schools and police agencies can work collaboratively to improve school safety, while minimizing the use of arrest and ensuring that law enforcement officials are not responsible for enforcing minor school discipline offenses. Recommendations will focus on the roles and responsibilities of police on campus, training and supervision for law enforcement, and developing agreements to formalize school-police partnerships.
Please join Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) for an exciting webinar on tribal-state court collaboration presented by members of Project TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More). Project TEAM is funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice to provide training and technical assistance (TTA) to sites who wish to design and implement joint jurisdiction justice projects.
With heroin overdoses deaths doubling from 2010 to 2012, health and justice system leaders are struggling to deal with this public health crisis. Driven in part by the effectiveness of prescription drug monitoring and interdiction efforts, first time heroin use has risen steadily since 2007. While criminal justice efforts have focused on the supply side of opioid availability, much less public attention has been paid to treatment and demand reduction strategies.
On December 10 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. EST, the Smart Policing Initiative (SPI) will present a webinar titled “The Impact of Body Worn Cameras: The Phoenix SPI”. This webinar will be co-presented by Commander Michael Kurtenbach of the Phoenix Police Department and Dr. Charles Katz from Arizona State University (ASU).