National Criminal Justice Training Center (NCJTC) offers a large number of training and
technical assistance opportunities that support tribal justice program
development or enhancement. For more than 20 years, tribes have come to NCJTC
for assistance with problem-solving and for specialized training topics; their
needs are met through a highly skilled cadre of staff and subject matter
experts who have worked extensively throughout Indian country.
offer financial assistance or grant-funded support to meet community and agency
needs. The NCJTC has long-standing partnerships with tribal organizations,
universities and agencies throughout the country. If a request for training or
assistance cannot be met by the skilled and capable staff and consultants of
the NCJTC, we will work with our partners to assure requests are completed by
someone with the specific expertise needed! We help tribes enhance their
justice-system collaboration internally, with other tribes, with local
non-tribal jurisdictions, and with state/federal partners and agencies.
A wide array of training and assistance opportunities are available. Training topics relate to program development as well as ways to build partnerships and relationships across disciplines and jurisdictions for enhanced community safety.
National Training Conferences
NCJTC supports a number of training conferences that focus on multi-jurisdictional and multi-disciplinary approaches to address crime, violence and substance abuse. We offer:
Child ProtectionWe offer programs to address the needs of native children and support their positive development as well as to train service providers, probation officers, and law enforcement officers on how to best respond to the needs of native youth. Learn more about native youth through some of these training events:
Alcohol and Substance Abuse
alcohol and substance abuse are prevalent, public safety concerns are
similarly prevalent." said Attorney General Holder. NCJTC is the training and technical assistance provider for the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to support the Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program grantees. Additional information on resources, training and technical assistance can be found by following the links below:
Tribal Courts and Peacemaking
NCJTC staff work with an amazing group of tribal training and technical assistance providers to support tribes in their work to develop tribal courts and enhance approaches to indigenous justice:
Community Policing, Corrections and Justice Programs
Through grant funding from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, NCJTC offers support to grantees for the Tribal Resource Grant Program. Additional information on this program is available at:
BJA provides support for training designed to enhance the skills and abilities of tribal probation officers through a 3-week intensive, hands-on training program. NCJTC works with project partners at the American Probation and Parole Association to create a comprehensive approach to working with probation officers. For details about the program and financial assistance available to tribal communities, please follow the link below:
Sex Offender Management
Approaches to register and manage offenders in the community is a NCJTC project funded by the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART). The SMART Office funds tribes to support the development of registration and monitoring programs. NCJTC is funded to provide training and technical assistance to tribes as they develop programs that are aligned with the requirements of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). NCJTC works with training and technical assistance partners to provide regional training for presiding judges.
Strategic Planning and Grant Administration
A new BJA project will support grantees funded through the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Program (CTAS), purpose area two, Strategic Planning. The Center for Court Innovation, Tribal Justice Exchange (CCI) is a partner on this new project. Resources will be developed and information on the grantees will be available over the upcoming months.