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DRAFT TLOA Tribal Justice Plan Released

The Tribal Law and Order Act directs the Departments of Interior (DOI) and Justice (DOJ) to develop a long-term plan about incarceration in Indian Country, including alternatives to incarceration.  The final draft of this congressionally-mandated Tribal Justice Plan builds on tribal input collected this Spring, discusses challenges and strategies, and provides recommendations and action steps.   The DOI and DOJ are requesting feedback on the draft plan.  This request for comments is another step in their dialogue with Tribal Leaders, justice officials, and community members, building upon prior outreach including eight consultations, three focus groups, and four webinars.   Most importantly, DOJ and DOI will continue to consult on the implementation of this Tribal Justice Plan once it is finalized and released to Congress.

Click here to access the Draft Tribal Justice Plan

Please send your comments to by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, July 21, 2011. All comments will be reviewed and considered in further refinement of the Tribal Justice Plan.

The Corrections Working Group will continue to work on the implementation of the Tribal Justice Plan with Tribal Leaders, tribal justice officials, and interested community residents. Plans will be released later this summer. For updates, please see the Tribal Law and Order Act: Implementation page at

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