Building Tribal Capacity

Reentry into tribal communities presents unique challenges because of the ways in which federal, state, local, and tribal criminal justice systems intersect in Indian Country. Federally recognized Indian Tribes have long had the authority to maintain their own criminal justice mechanisms to ensure public safety and resolve conflicts between community members. This authority extends to law enforcement and community supervision, but also impacts other fields important to reentry success. Because of the distinctive ways in which all these systems must work together, reentry within tribal communities merits special attention. With support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Council of State Governments offers tools and resources to assist with these efforts.

Council of State Governments
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Tribal Justice