The following is a listing of future and past Webinars performed by the staff of the Tribal Law and Policy Institute and the staff of the NRC4Tribes. Where possible we have including a video recording of the webinar, along with links to download PowerPoint presentations for each webinar.
February 06, 2018 - CTAS FY 2018: Funding Opportunities for Healing to Wellness Courts
This webinar provides a brief overview of Healing to Wellness Court funding opportunities available within the FY 2018 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS). This webinar focuses primarily on purpose areas 3 and 8, which can include funding for adult, family, and juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts. The webinar details the CTAS application process, updates from last year, important considerations for drafting a Wellness Court narrative, general grant writing tips, and available technical assistance. Representatives from the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention were available to answer questions.
January 06, 2018 - CTAS Funding and Domestic Violence Courts for Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction
The Tribal Law and Policy Institute, National Congress American Indians, and National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges hosted a webinar for tribes considering exercising the Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction under VAWA 2013. One way to meet the equal protection requirements under VAWA 2013 is to establish a Domestic Violence Court/Docket. Under the Fiscal Year 2015 CTAS RFP purpose area #5 tribes (who did not have a CTAS grant from OVW when they applied) could apply for funding to support a Domestic Violence Court/Docket.
December 15, 2017 - Tribal Domestic Violence Courts and Dockets: Foundational Elements of Domestic Violence
Tribal domestic violence courts are specialized courts with targeted caseloads consisting of domestic violence cases. Tribal domestic violence courts are comprised of personnel who are well trained in the dynamics of domestic violence and committed to working collaboratively among various victim service providers/systems to meet the needs of the family. Additionally, these courts focus on victim safety and batterer accountability by closely monitoring batterer compliance with court orders. Tribal domestic violence docket days are characterized by setting aside specific days of the tribal court's docket to address cases involving domestic violence. Devoting certain days of the docket to domestic violence cases may allow continuity for the victim, and allows the tribal court to address related civil and criminal matters on the same day. It also allows the court to offer enhanced security, advocacy services, and child care for domestic violence victims.