Tribal Jail Resources

The American Jail Association is committed to maintaining effective communications with tribal jails and to creating awareness of resources that would be beneficial to tribal jails. AJA has a committee that is focused on Indian Country Jails. It is chaired by Rudy Teyechea, IV. If you have questions or feedback or if you would like to join the committee, please contact Rudy at .

Tribal Jail Administrators Meeting Series
Notes and Resources

September 28, 2022 (BJA Districts 3 & 4)
November 21, 2022 (BIA Districts 2, 6, 7, and 8)
December 7, 2022 (BIA Districts 1 and 5)

Click here to read the meeting notes.

FY 23 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation Funding Opportunity and Webinar Schedule

As a reminder the Department of Justice has released the FY 23 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation funding opportunity.  CTAS funding supports crime prevention activities, victim services, and coordinated community responses to violence against Native American individuals.  BJA highlighted this funding opportunity during our initial meetings.  This funding opportunity has seven purpose areas.  Please consider applying for CTAS Purpose Area 3 (Tribal Justice Systems Program) to address jail programming needs (e.g., mental health and substance use treatment and recovery needs), CTAS Purpose Area 4 (Tribal Justice System infrastructure Programs) to address jail physical infrastructure needs (e.g., renovation and/or expansion), and/or CTAS Purpose Area 9 (Tribal Youth Program) to establish or enhance services for youth in detention.  Please go to Open Solicitations ( to review the funding opportunity information.