Community Improvement, Capacity Building

National Indian Justice Center, Inc.

  • Santa Rosa, CA
  • www.nijc.org

Mission Statement

The National Indian Justice Center, Inc., (NIJC) is an Indian owned and operated non-profit corporation with principal offices in Santa Rosa, California. NIJC was established in 1983 through the collective efforts of the National American Indian Court Judges Association, the American Indian Lawyer Training Program, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs in order to establish an independent national resource for tribal courts. The mission of NIJC is to design and deliver legal education, research, and technical assistance which improves tribal governments and the administration of justice in Indian country.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. CA/NV TTAP
  3. Turning Points
  4. Tribal Transportation SafetyCorps
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

NIJC provides training and technical assistance to tribal, state and federal government agencies in the effort to improve and enhance the administration of justice in Indian Country.

ruling year

1984

Principal Officer since 1983

Self-reported

Mr. Joseph Myers

Keywords

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nijc, indian, law, legal,tribe,tribal government

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Also Known As

NIJC

EIN

68-0004000

 Number

3163075785

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Rural (S32)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (B05)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

For more than 22 years, NIJC has designed and conducted effective education programs via regional trainings, on-site training and conferences for tribal courts, tribal government, law enforcement, social services, medical personnel, victims assistance programs and other interests throughout Indian country. Some of the programs include alcohol and substance abuse, alternative methods of dispute resolution, child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, Indian youth and family law, juvenile justice, and federal Indian law.

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Population(s) Served

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Program 2

CA/NV TTAP

NIJC administers one of 7 Tribal Transportation Training and Technical Assistance Programs (TTAP) serving Indian Country.  TTAP programs are funded jointly by the FHWA and the BIA.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Native Americans/American Indians

Budget

Program 3

Turning Points

NIJC administers a sexual violence and intimate partner violence prevention program for tribal youth that focuses on community connectivity as a protective factor in violence prevention.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Native Americans/American Indians

Budget

Program 4

Tribal Transportation SafetyCorps

NIJC administers an Americorps program that brings volunteers to tribal transportation programs to assist in improving transportation safety conditions on and near tribal lands.

Category

Community Development

Population(s) Served

Native Americans/American Indians

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

NIJC provides training and technical assistance to tribal, state and federal government agencies in the effort to improve and enhance the administration of justice in Indian Country.

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Financials

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National Indian Justice Center
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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National Indian Justice Center, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Joseph Myers

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Hon. William Johnson

Tribal Court of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

Term: Dec 2010 - Dec 2012

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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