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Building Tribal-Researcher Capacity to Inform Data-Driven Practices, Technology, and Tribal Justice

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $150,752)

There has been increasing demand for risk-needs assessment tools in tribal courts, along with a need for appropriate data collection and technological systems to assist tribal justice systems. This project aims to gain an understanding of the landscape of risk-needs assessment (RNA), data collection, and management information systems across Indian country and build the necessary partnerships to implement a large-scale study for the development and validation of a risk-needs assessment for Indian country. This study will be conducted through a partnership between the Center for Court InnovationÂ’s (CCI) Research Department, its Tribal Justice Exchange Department, and consultants from the Office of the Public Defender of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. The project will involve two major components: (1) a comprehensive survey examining the existing use of risk-needs assessment, technology, and data collection across tribal court systems; and (2) the establishment of an advisory board consisting of representatives from tribal courts aimed at developing a proposal for a large-scale study of RNA in Indian country.

"Note: This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in applicable law," and complies with Part 200 Uniform Requirements - 2 CFR 200.210(a)(14).


Date Created: August 31, 2018