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Grants to Exercise Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction (US)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted January 20, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on March 25, 2021
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Through this grant program, U.S. Indian tribes receive support to exercise special domestic violence criminal jurisdiction (SDVCJ) and technical assistance (TA) for planning and implementing changes in their criminal justice systems necessary to exercise the jurisdiction.

This solicitation is targeted toward tribes that have not yet begun exercising SDVCJ and tribes that are currently exercising SDVCJ but are seeking funding to plan and complete broad-scale system improvements to strengthen the exercise of SDVCJ.

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The program encourages collaborations among U.S. tribal leadership, courts, prosecutors, attorneys, defense counsel, law enforcement, probation, victim service providers, and other partners to ensure that victims find safety and justice and that non-Indians who commit crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, and violations of protection orders in the Indian country of the participating tribe are held accountable.

Eligibility Criteria:
1. U.S. Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized);
2. U.S. Governments of Indian tribes, that have jurisdiction over Indian country.

Anticipated Maximum Dollar Amount of Awards: $450,000.00.

Period of Performance Duration (Months): 36.

Closing Date for Applications: Mar 26, 2021.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jan 20
Jan 20

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Jill Langhus
Jan 22
Jan 22

Thanks, Ana.