This manual from Project TEAM details the creation of a joint jurisdiction justice collaboration between Tribal governments and their state, local and U.S. federal partners. Project TEAM was founded to help other communities create joint-jurisdiction partnerships based on the model created by the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and their partners in Cass and Itasca counties in Minnesota. The manual describes the process used to develop the first joint-jurisdiction court in Minnesota, identifies the benefits of intergovernmental collaboration, provides guidance for creating a joint-jurisdiction collaboration in one’s own community, and describes 2 courts created with the help of Project TEAM technical assistance staff: a joint-jurisdiction juvenile court initiative created by the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians and the El Dorado County Superior Court in California, and a joint-jurisdiction adult wellness court involving the Kenaitze Indian Tribe and the city of Kenai, Alaska.
Funding Source: Bureau of Justice Assistance – U.S. Department of Justice
Joint Jurisdiction Courts: A Manual for Developing Tribal, Local, State & Federal Justice Collaborations
A manual for creating a joint jurisdiction justice collaboration between Tribal governments and their state, local and US federal partners from Project TEAM