The National Indian Justice Center (NIJC) is pleased to announce that it has received a grant from the Native American Children Training Forum (CF) Program of the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) to administer a program entitled the Native American Children Training Forum (NACTF).
The program objectives include:
1. Conduct a telecommunications/information technology (IT) needs assessment of California tribal communities;
2. Increase the IT capacity at five (5) or more tribal sites based upon the analysis of the needs assessment;
3. Identify and develop one (1) or more training curricula related to serving Indian children who have been abuse or neglected, or are at risk of being abused or neglected (subjects will be prioritized from responses to the needs assessment); and
4. Develop, pilot and evaluate one training session.
Our first step is to develop an opt in e-mail list of tribal child welfare service providers who are interested in participating in the needs assessment. If you are interested in participating, please click the Join Our Mailing List tab above.
Deadline for Round 2 Resource Requests April 30, 2013 - NIJC has additional funds available for Telecommunications/Information Technology (IT) resources until April 30, 2013. If you are interested in receiving resources and assistance in building your Tribe or organization's IT capacity, please get your requests in before the April 30, 2013 Deadline. Contact Stephanie Lucero firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. For more information click on the "Request Resources" tab.
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DEADLINE For Resource Requests February 28, 2013 –NIJC is accepting requests for Telecommunications/Information Technology (T/IT) resources until February 28, 2013. If you are interested in receiving resources and assistance in building your Tribe or organization’s T/IT capacity, please get your requests in before the February 28, 2013 Deadline. Contact Stephanie Lucero email@example.com with questions.
The purpose of the IT Needs Assessment is to determine the telecommunications / information technology needs of California tribes. The IT Needs Assessment asks about the current level of access to internet based resources for tribal service providers, technical information about the age and capacity of your existing computer system and other technology specific questions.
Please click here to take the IT Needs Assessment.
The purpose of the Training Needs Assessment is to assess the current training needs of California tribes who seek to improve their responses to child abuse and neglect within their community. The Training Needs Assessment asks about your preferences in accessing training generally, your current training needs and general information about your program.
Please click here to complete the Training Needs Assessment. (To be Posted at a Later Date.)
Requests for Telecommunications/Information Technology (IT) Resources must be received by Tuesday, April 30, 2013!
National Indian Justice Center (NIJC) is pleased to announce that we are currently receiving requests for IT resources as part of our Native American Children Training Forum (NACTF).
As part of objective 2 of the NACTF project, NIJC has resources to provide telecommunication/information technology equipment conducive to on-site and online training to at least five (5) service providers that include: organizations and/or Tribes providing services to Native American Children who have been abused and/or neglected, or at risk.
If you are a service provider working with Native American Children who have been abused, neglected or are at risk, NIJC invites you to submit a proposal to receive T/IT resources. Applicants will be placed in our priority list for evaluation by our Expert Panel.
In order for your request to be reviewed, you will need to meet the following requirements:
- Completion of our Needs Assessment Survey. If you have not completed the Needs Assessment Survey, please do so by clicking the IT and Training Needs Assessments tab above.
- You will be needed to confirm approval to participate in our program by your governing authority (Tribal Council, Board, etc.) as part of the request process.
- Complete and submit a request by clicking on this link: Resource Request Form.
PLEASE CONFIRM THE WILLINGNESS OF YOUR GOVERNING AUTHORITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROJECT BEFORE COMPLETING THIS REQUEST FORM.
Once we have received your request form and verified completion of the needs assessment survey, your request will be submitted to our Expert Panel for review. Service providers will be chosen based on statewide community needs and the needs of the project. If chosen to receive resources, we will coordinate with you and your IT representative. Once identified to receive resources you will be required to enter into an MOU with NIJC regarding receipt of the IT resources, which includes a commitment to participate in this project. A template of the MOU will be posted January 2013. Click here to view a draft MOU.
Submission of Request Form
If you experience any difficulties submitting your Resource Request Form online or have questions about this project, please contact Stephanie Lucero (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Resource Request Form