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  • Discussing the Future of Justice-Involved Young Adults,  NIJ, September 2015, NCJ 249469.
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  • Kilah Davenport Child Protection Act of 2013: Report to Congress,  OJP, July 2015, NCJ 249263.

  • Federal Sentencing Disparity: 2005-2012,  BJS, October 2015, NCJ 248768. (133 pages).
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  • Tribal Law and Order Act: Enhanced Sentencing Authority -- Tribal Code Development Considerations Quick-Reference Overview & Checklist,  BJA-Sponsored, July 2015, NCJ 249163. (20 pages).
    PDF  NCJRS Abstract   

  • Tribal Legal Code Resource: Tribal Laws Implementing TLOA Enhanced Sentencing and VAWA Enhanced Jurisdiction,  BJA-Sponsored, February 2015, NCJ 249060. (197 pages).
    PDF  NCJRS Abstract   

  • Enhanced Sentencing in Tribal Courts: Lessons Learned From Tribes,  BJA-Sponsored, January 2015, NCJ 248618. (17 pages).
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