Special Feature: Justice in Indian Country - Corrections

Publications

Tribal Crime Data Collection Activities
Bureau of Justice Statistics, Annual

Jails in Indian Country
Bureau of Justice Statistics, Annual

American Indian and Alaska Natives in Local Jails, 1999-2014
Bureau of Justice Statistics, September 2017

Recommendations for Tribal Probation When Supervising Domestic Violence Offenders
Office on Violence Against Women-Sponsored, June 2016

A Tribal Probation Officers Guide to Working with Victims
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, July 2015

Using Family Mapping Tools To Enhance Outcomes for Tribal Members Under Community Supervision
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, February 2015

Program Performance Report: Correctional Systems and Correctional Alternatives on Tribal Lands (CSCATL), April 2012-March 2013
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, September 2014

Elder Panels: An Alternative to Incarceration for Tribal Members
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, June 2014

Practical Action Tips on Officer Safety for Tribal Probation Personnel
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, May 2014

BJA Strategies to Support Tribal Reentry
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, April 2014

Going Beyond Compliance Monitoring for Drug and Alcohol-Involved Tribal Probationers
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, February 2014

Preventing and Addressing Sexual Abuse in Tribal Detention Facilities: The Impact of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
PDF (Instructor Manual) | PDF (Participant Manual) | PDF (Presentation Slides)
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, January 2014

Considerations for Developing a Program of Reentry in Tribal Communities
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, 2013

Building a Comprehensive Approach to Sex Offender Management in Tribal Jurisdictions: An Action Guide
Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking-Sponsored, 2013

Risk-Needs Responsivity: Turning Principles into Practice for Tribal Probation Personnel
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, August 2013

Program Performance Report: American and Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Correctional Systems and Correctional Alternatives on Tribal Lands
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, March 2012

Program Performance Report: Correctional Systems and Correctional Alternatives on Tribal Lands: October 2011-March 2012
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, March 2012

Preventing and Addressing Sexual Abuse in Tribal Detention Facilities
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, October 2011

Preventing and Addressing Sexual Abuse in Tribal Detention Facilities: A Policy Development Guide
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, October 2011

Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) Long Term Plan to Build and Enhance Tribal Justice Systems
U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of the Interior, August 2011

Compendium of Tribal Crime Data, 2011
Bureau of Justice Statistics, June 2011

Selected Findings: Jails in Indian Country, 2009
Bureau of Justice Statistics, June 2011

Desktop Guide for Tribal Probation Personnel: The Screening and Assessment Process
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, May 2011

Planning Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands Fact Sheet
Bureau of Justice Assistance, Winter 2009

Related Resources

Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA): Division of Corrections
BIA works to ensure Indian Country facilities are operated in a safe, secure, and humane manner and provides technical assistance to detention programs.

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS): Indian Country Justice Statistics 
The Indian Country Justice Statistics page provides access to BJS and other data related to tribal justice matters.

Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP): Tribal Offenders
This section of the BOP site highlights matters related to the custody and care of tribal individuals within BOP facilities.

National Institute of Corrections (NIC)
NIC provides training, technical assistance, information services, and policy/program development assistance to federal, state, local, and tribal corrections agencies.

National Reentry Resource Center
Administered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the National Reentry Resource Center provides education, training, and technical assistance to states, tribes, territories, local governments, service providers, non-profit organizations, and corrections institutions working on prisoner reentry.

Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART)
The responsibilities of the SMART Office include providing jurisdictions with guidance regarding the implementation of the Adam Walsh Act and providing technical assistance to the states, territories, tribes, local governments, and to public and private organizations. The SMART Office also tracks important legislative and legal developments related to sex offenders and administers grant programs related to the registration, notification, and management of sex offenders.

Tribal Access Program for National Crime Information (TAP)
The Department of Justice launched TAP in August 2015 to provide tribes access to national crime information systems for both civil and criminal purposes. TAP allows tribes to more effectively serve and protect their nation’s citizens by ensuring the exchange of critical data across the Criminal Justice Information Services systems and other national crime information systems.

Tribal Access to Justice Innovation
Funded through a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Tribal Access to Justice Innovation site is designed to help tribal justice practitioners learn about emerging and promising justice-related programs in Indian Country, including those that focus on alternatives to incarceration and other areas of corrections and reentry.

Tribal Justice and Safety
The Department of Justice’s Tribal Justice and Safety website serves as a one-stop shop for tribal communities, developed to provide a user-friendly, updated and comprehensive resource for American Indian and Alaska Native tribal communities to help further improve public safety.

Tribal Law & Order Resource Center
This website presents information about and facilitates communication on the implementation of the Tribal Law and Order Act.

Grant Programs

Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA): Overview of Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands Grants
This section of the BJA website provides access to grant award amounts, project descriptions, and site photographs from BJA-supported grant programs.
Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS)
CTAS is administered by the Office of Justice Programs, the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services and the Office on Violence Against Women. CTAS funds enhance law enforcement practices and sustain crime prevention and intervention efforts in nine purpose areas including public safety and community policing; justice systems planning; alcohol and substance abuse; corrections and correctional alternatives; violence against women; juvenile justice; and tribal youth programs.
Department of Justice (DOJ) Program Plan
The DOJ Program Plan is a tool to help applicants and grantees find funding opportunities that address their criminal, juvenile, and civil justice needs. The DOJ Program Plan provides summary details of the funding opportunities each DOJ grant-making component is expecting to release or has released in the current fiscal year.
Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
OJP provides innovative leadership to federal, state, local, and tribal justice systems by disseminating state-of-the art knowledge and practices across America, and providing grants for the implementation of crime fighting strategies. Contained on the OJP Funding Resource Center site is information about open solicitations, resources for applicants and grantees, grant procedures and requirements, links to State Administering Agencies, and additional grant-related resources.

Training and Technical Assistance

National Institute of Corrections (NIC): Training
NIC provides management and specialty training for staff of state and local corrections throughout the U.S. and its commonwealths and territories. Trainings are available for juvenile justice, federal prison system, and military corrections personnel through interagency agreements. NIC also offers live broadcast training opportunities.
Tribal Justice and Safety: Training and Technical Assistance
The Department of Justice (DOJ) provides training and technical assistance to further practical and specialized knowledge to implement and enhance justice system efforts in tribal and other areas. This page provides information about opportunities covering a variety of topics and presents access to DOJ training and technical assistance providers.

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