Justice in Indian Country
In October 2017, the Department of Justice announced more than $130 million in funding awards to American Indian and Alaska Native communities to improve public safety, support programs for juveniles, and enhance services for victims.
Supporting law enforcement and victims in Indian Country is critical. Adults in Indian Country have experienced violence at a far higher rate than the rest of the American population. Youth in Indian Country are also at risk. Research has shown that native youth are 2.5 times more likely to experience trauma compared to their non-native peers.
- Enhancing Tribal and State Collaborations to Build Sustainable Public Safety Partnerships
- November 28-29, 2017 | Wyandotte, OK
- Tribal Oriented Policing Strategies
- January 23-24, 2018 | Miami, OK
- Annual Protecting Our Children National American Indian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect
- April 15-18, 2018 | Anchorage, AK
Publications and Resources
- Tribal Access to Justice Innovation
- Designed to help tribal justice practitioners learn about emerging and promising justice-related programs in Indian Country.
- Tribal Crime Data Collection Activities
- Series of reports that highlight Bureau of Justice Statistics’ activities to collect and improve data on crime and justice in Indian Country.
- Tribal Justice and Safety
- Comprehensive Department of Justice website for American Indian and Alaska Native tribal communities to help further improve public safety.