The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is seeking proposals to administer the 2011 National Survey of Tribal Court Systems (NSTCS). The survey will gather administrative and operational information from tribal courts, prosecutors' offices, and indigent defense providers operating in the estimated 200 federally-recognized tribal justice systems in the United States.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to review data collection instruments, datasets, and statistical reports from prior BJS-sponsored surveys that focus on court organization and court caseload statistics, such as the State Court Organization and the Court Statistics Project series. Applicants should also review BJS reports focusing on various aspects of Indian country, including Jails in Indian Country and the Census of Tribal Justice Agencies. These resources can be found on the BJS website.