Tribal Law and Order Consultation Series >>

October 3rd, 2010


On October 1, 2010, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) announced a series of six (6) consultations on the implementation of the Tribal Law and Order Act. The consultations will address the following issues:

  • Enhancing BIA’s Special Law Enforcement Commission process, including establishing minimum requirements for granting federal commissions
  • Establishing guidelines for BIA approval of tribal jails for long-term incarceration (sentences longer than one-year)
  • Development of a long-term plan for incarceration (and alternatives to) in Indian country, including:
    • Construction, operation, maintenance of juvenile and adult facilities in Indian country
    • Contracting with state and local detention centers
    • Alternatives to incarceration
    • Construction of federal facilities on Indian lands
  • Improving crime data collection and reporting in Indian country
  • Establishing standards and deadlines for BIA Office of Justice Services background checks for BIA and tribal police and correction officer candidates

All 6 of the consultations are taking place during the month of October.  Read the full article in PDF.

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