On Wednesday, January 7, 2014 at 3 p.m. eastern time, members of Project TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More) will present a webinar on tribal-state collaboration.
BJA, in partnership with the Center for Evidence-Based Policy at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), released the attached webinar and RFP for joint jurisdictional collaborations. There is much excitement with this next round of funding and tribal and state inquiries are beginning to grow.
PROJECT Team staffed by Justices Korey Wahwassuck and John P. Smith who created the first joint jurisdictional court between the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and Cass County District Court in Minnesota are working with other tribal-county teams to help develop and implement joint jurisdictional collaborations. This past year, PROJECT Team worked and mentored a team of the Shingle Springs Rancheria-El Dorado County to develop a tribal-state juvenile court with wrap-around services. The juvenile court is scheduled to start up Spring 2015. The feedback from the tribe and county participants has been incredible. Cudos to Allison Leof the PROJECT Team lead, the Justices and Jennifer Fahey, the evaluator. The outcome of this work is for PROJECT Team to developing a guide for tribal-state-local communities to develop and implement joint jurisdictional collaborations.