To improve its research and evaluation (R&E) work with tribal communities, the Department’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) would like to receive feedback to understand the appropriate scope and approach to pursuing two new initiatives. Specifically, NIJ is interested in developing a system to understand the effects of culture-based programs and practices (TP&P), and in creating a tribal investigator development program (TIDP) to enhance tribal R&E capacity. These initiatives would serve to improve the foundation underlying justice systems R&E generally, and R&E with tribal communities specifically. Two listening sessions will be held on Thursday, December 8th. The TIDP session (A8) will be held from 1:30 to 3:00 PM and the TP&P session (B8) will be held from 3:30 to 5:00 PM. Both sessions are being convened in the Smoke Tree D/E conference rooms at the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel. For more information on each initiative, including the types of questions in which we would appreciate your feedback see:
Any questions or input can also be sent to TribalResearch@usdoj.gov.