Pre-Grant Application Webinar: Project TEAM: Helping Tribes and State/Local Governments Create Joint Jurisdiction Collaborations
On Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 3:00 p.m eastern time, please join us 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. Project TEAM’s model is based on the successful experience of Judge John Smith and Judge Korey Wahwassuck who created the nation’s first joint jurisdiction court in Minnesota. The Cass County-Leech Lake Wellness Court was successful in reducing recidivism, improving public safety, and helping to significantly improve the relationship between the tribe and the surrounding community. In 2013, BJA funded Project TEAM to provide TTA to the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians and El Dorado County Superior Court in California. Following TTA assistance, the tribe and county plan to launch a joint-jurisdiction juvenile and family wrap-around wellness court in the spring of 2015.
The BJA has authorized Project TEAM to provide TTA to two additional communities. The National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) is hosting this webinar to introduce Project TEAM staff, describe the TTA services offered, and review the application procedure for TTA assistance.
Presenters on the webinar will include all Project TEAM staff led by Judges Korey Wahwassuck and John P. Smith, and Judges Christine Williams and Suzanne Kingsbury from the Shingle Springs-El Dorado County initiative.
To access the Request for Proposal and Project TEAM TTA application, please visit the Project TEAM website.To register for the webinar, click here. Any pre-webinar questions should be directed to Allison Leof at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 503-494-3805.
These webinars are supported by Grant No. 2010-IC-BX-K054 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, the Community Capacity Development Office, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the speakers and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice, the National Criminal Justice Association or the National Congress of American Indians.