The curricula presented are innovative, sophisticated and designed to enhance the professional skills of tribal judges and personnel. The NTJC’s main objective is to improve justice through national programs of education and training directed toward judicial proficiency, competency, skills and understanding. The NTJC began in 2002 and is funded by a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance. While many courses pertain only to tribal court judges and personnel, the NTJC encourages participants to consider other courses offered by The National Judicial College that will enhance professional skills. The NTJC is guided by a ten member council of tribal court judges, professors and tribal law experts.