This project aims to enhance the capacity of American Indian and Alaska Native tribes’ to operate tribal juvenile detention centers that offer culturally appropriate, comprehensive support services and educational and vocational programming in green technologies to detained and reentering youth.
The goals of this program are to reduce recidivism rates and increase successful transitions back into youths’ communities, along with increased employment opportunities for them.
Under this program, EDC staff provide the following:
- One-on-one technical assistance to three specific tribal juvenile detention centers that have been awarded grants from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
- General technical assistance to 16 juvenile detention centers through the development of a National Resource Center on Tribal Juvenile Detention/Reentry
- General technical assistance to all other federally recognized tribes
[This project is inactive but is presented here for archival purposes.]
Directors: Stephanie Autumn , Sue Vargo
Funders: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention