Tribal Law & Order: A Plan to Enhance Tribal Justice

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In recent decades, Tribal Nations have faced significant problems in addressing public safety issues. Violent crime rates in Indian country are more than 2.5 times the national rate; some reservations face more than 20 times the national rate of violence. Some tribes lack the funding and infrastructure to address these problems. Indian country correctional facilities are inadequate in number and funding may not be sufficient for operations, maintenance and programming. In some Tribal Nations, there are insufficient alternatives to incarceration. In 2010 Congress passed the Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) to address these problems. The goal of TLOA is to improve public safety and justice systems in Indian country. This book discusses the Tribal Law and Order Act's long term plan to build and enhance tribal justice systems as well as the Department of Justice's ability to clarify eligibility for certain grant funds.