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The National Indian Justice Center, Inc. (NIJC) is an Indian owned and operated non-profit corporation with principal offices in Santa Rosa, California. The National Indian Justice Center was established in 1983 through the collective efforts of the National American Indian Court Judges Association, the American Indian Lawyer Training Program, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs in order to establish an boy in Native American regalia independent national resource for Native communities and tribal governments.

The goals of NIJC are to design and deliver legal education, research, and technical assistance programs which seek to improve the quality of life for Native communities and the administration of justice in Indian country.

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Department of Health and Human Services-Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SAMHSA Treatment Drug Courts Grant
Deadline to apply is February 21, 2018

The purpose of this program is to expand substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services in existing adult problem solving courts, and adult Tribal Healing to Wellness courts, which use the treatment drug court model in order to provide SUD treatment (including recovery support services, screening, assessment, case management, and program coordination) to defendants/offenders. Recipients will be expected to provide a coordinated, multi-system approach designed to combine the sanctioning power of treatment drug courts with effective SUD treatment services to break the cycle of criminal behavior, alcohol and/or drug use, and incarceration or other penalties. Applicants should propose to increase access and availability of services to a larger number of clients increasing the number of individuals served and the gaps in the continuum of treatment for individuals in these courts who have treatment needs for SUD and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. For more information go to: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298784

Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)

WASHINGTON – Furthering President Obama’s Generation Indigenous (“Gen-I”) and Tiwahe initiatives that support American Indian and Alaska Native families and strengthen tribal communities, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Lawrence S. Roberts announced that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has published the final updated version of its 2016 Model Indian Juvenile Code, which was originally issued in 1988 – almost 30 years ago. To read the full announcements go to: http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc2-050414.pdf

National Center for State Courts

Judge Thorne

Retired Utah Court of Appeals Judge William A. Thorne Jr. has received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Center for State Courts. The award was presented to Thorne during the Utah State Courts’ annual judicial conference in Park City on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 by Mary C. McQueen, president of the national Center for State Courts (NCSC). To read the full article go to: https://shar.es/1E0bfA.