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The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) funds a series of Tribal Programs. BJA funded tribal justice training and technical assistance programs are generally open to both tribal grantees and non-grantees.


The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) funded a 2005 process and outcome evaluation of the four initial Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts. All six parts of the final report from this 2005 NIJ study are now posted on the National Criminal Justice Reference Service:
  1. Introduction provides a detailed overview of this NIJ study. Process and Outcome Evaluations in Four Tribal Wellness Courts,  NIJ-Sponsored, December 2005, NCJ 231167.
  2. Lessons Learned provides very helpful “lessons learned” for other Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts. Lessons Learned in Implementing the First Four Tribal Wellness Courts,  NIJ-Sponsored, December 2005, NCJ 231168.
  3. Process and Outcome Evaluations of the Blackfeet Alternative Court,  NIJ-Sponsored, December 2005, NCJ 231161.
  4. Process and Outcome Evaluations of the Fort Peck Tribes Community Wellness Court, NIJ-Sponsored, December 2005, NCJ 231162.
  5. Process and Outcome Evaluations of the Hualapai Wellness Court, NIJ-Sponsored, December 2005, NCJ 231165.
  6. Process and Outcome Evaluations of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Drug Court, NIJ-Sponsored, December 2005, NCJ 231166.

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