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107 STAT. 2008 PUBLIC LAW 103-176—DEC. 3, 1993 formula which establishes base support funding for tribal justice systems in carrying out this section. (2) The Secretary shall assess caseload and staffing needs for tribal justice systems that take into account unique geographic and demograplnc conditions. In the assessment of these needs, the Secret£U7 shall work cooperatively with Indian tribes and tribal organizations and shall refer to any data developed as a residt of the surveys conducted pursuant to section 102 and to relevant assessment standards developed by the Judicial Conference of the United States, the National Center for State Courts, the American Bar Association, and appropriate State bar associations. (3) Factors to be considered in the development of the base support funding formula shall include, but are not limited to— (A) the caseload and staffing needs identified under paragraph (2); (B) the geographic area and population to be served; (C) the volume and complexity of the caseloads; (D) the projected number of cases per month; (E) the projected number of persons receiving probation services or participating in diversion programs; and (F) any special circumstances warranting additional financial assistance. (4) In developing and administering the formula for base support funding for the tribal judicial systems under this section, the Secretary shall ensure equiteble distribution of funds. 25 USC 3614. SEC. 104. TRIBAL JUDICIAL CONFERENCES. The Secretary is authorized to provide funds to tribal judicial conferences, under section 101 of this Act, pursuant to contracts entered into under the authority of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistonce Act for the development, enhancement, and continuing operation of tribal justice systems of Indian tribes which are members of such conference. Funds provided under this section may be used for— (1) the employment ofjudges, magistrates, court counselors, court clerks, court administrators, bailiffs, probation officers, officers oftiliecourt, or dispute resolution facilitetors; (2) the development, revision, and publication of tribal codes, rules of practice, rules of procedure, and standards of judicial performance and conduct; (3) the acquisition, development, and maintenance of a law library and computer assisted legal research capacities; (4) training programs and continuing education for tribal judicial personnel; (5) the development and operation of records management systems; (6) planning for the development, enhancement, and operation of tribal justice systems; and (7) the development and operation of other innovative and culturally relevant programs and projects, including (but not limited to) programs and projects for— (A) alternative dispute resolution; (B) tribal victims assistonce or victims services;

(C) tribal probation services or diversion programs; (D) juvenile services and multidisciplinary investigations of child abuse; and