“Roadmap” Released for Improving Safety in Indian Country >>

November 25th, 2013

Roadmap Released for Improving Safety in Indian Country

On Tuesday, November 12, 2013, the bipartisan Indian Law and Order Commission (ILOC) released its report, titled “A Roadmap for Making Native America Safer.” The ILOC was established by the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 (TLOA). The ILOC Roadmap made 40 recommendations intended to improve the justice in Indian country. Topics in the Roadmap recommend: changes to criminal jurisdiction, needed improvements in Alaska Native justice systems, the need to empower and strengthen tribal justice systems, improvements to intergovernmental cooperation (tribal, state, and federal), detention and alternatives, and needed changes to juvenile justice in Indian country. The Roadmap’s executive summary states its intention “to make Native American and Alaska Native nations safer and more just for all U.S. citizens and to reduce the unacceptably high rates of violent crime that have plagued Indian country for decades.” You can download and view the entire report by clicking here.

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