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UND School of Law receives Tribal Justice Institute grant

The funding award was announced by the office of Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., on Wednesday, Nov. 10. The funds will be used by the Tribal Justice Institute at the law school, to “provide technical assistance and training to those tTribes funded under the 2021 Tribal Justice System Infrastructure Program,” according to the DOJ grant award.

A cyclist pedals past the UND Law School in Grand Forks. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service
A cyclist pedals past the UND Law School in Grand Forks. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service
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The UND School of Law has received a $400,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.

The funding award was announced by the office of Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., on Wednesday, Nov. 10. The funds will be used by the Tribal Justice Institute at the law school, to “provide technical assistance and training to those tribes funded under the 2021 Tribal Justice System Infrastructure Program,” according to the DOJ grant award.

The infrastructure program was established to assist with renovating or expanding facilities used for incarceration and rehabilitation of juvenile and adult offenders under to tribal jurisdiction.

The grant will allow the institute to provide tribes with programmatic assessment, structural integrity assessment, operational costs assessment and other technical assistance needed in order to ensure success in the tribes’ TJSIP grants.

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Adam Kurtz is the community editor for the Grand Forks Herald. He covers higher education and other topics in Grand Forks County and the city.

Kurtz joined the Herald in July 2019. He covered business and county government topics before covering higher education and some military topics.

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