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PUBLIC LAW 103-176—DEC. 3, 1993 ^ 107 STAT. 2005 ing any Alaska Native entity, which administers jiistice under its inherent authority or the authority of the United States and which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indian tribes because of their status as Indians. (4) The term "judicial personnel" means any judge, magistrate, court counselor, court clerk, court administrator, bailin, probation officer, officer of the court, dispute resolution facilitator, or other official, employee, or volimteer within the tribal justice system. (5) The term "Office" means the Office of Tribal Justice ^ Support within the Bureau of Indian Affairs. (6) The term "Secretary" means the Secretary of the Interior. (7) The term "tribal organization" means any organization

  • ^ defined in section 4(1) of the Indian Self-Determination and

Ekiucation Assistance Act. (8) The term "tribal justice system" means the entire judicial branch, and employees thereof, of an Indian tribe, including (but not limited to) traditional methods and forums for dispute resolution, lower courts, appellate courts (including intertribal appellate courts), alternative dispute resolution systems, and circuit rider systems, established by inherent tribal authority whether or not they constitute a court of record. TITLE I—TRIBAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS SEC. 101. OFFICE OF TRIBAL JUSTICE SUPPORT. 25 USC 3611. (a) ESTABLISHMENT. —There is hereby established within the Bureau the Office of Tribal Justice Support. The purpose of the Office shall be to further the development, operation, and enhancement of tribal justice systems and Courts of Indian Offenses. (b) TRANSFER OF EXISTING FUNCTIONS AND PERSONNEL.— Al l functions performed bcifore the date of the enactment of this Act by the Branch of Judicial Services of the Bureau and all personnel assigned to such Branch as of the date of the enactment of this Act are hereby transferred to the Office of TWbal Justice Support. Any reference in any law, regulation, executive order, reorganization plan, or delegation of authority to the Branch of Judicim Services IS deemed to be a reference to the Office of Tribal Justice Support. (c) FUNCTIONS. — In addition to the functions transferred to the Office pursuant to subsection (b), the Office shall perform the following functions: (1) Provide funds to Indian tribes and tribal organizations for the development, enhancement, and continmng operation of tribal justice systems. (2) Provide technical assistance and training, including programs of continuing education and training for personnel of ourts of Indian Offenses. (3) Study and conduct research concerning the operation of tribal justice systems. (4) Promote cooperation and coordination among tribal justice systems and the Federal and State judiciary systems. (5) Oversee the continuing operations of the Courts of Indian Offenses.