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Departments of Justice & Interior Finalize Long Term Tribal Justice Plan

The U.S. Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Interior (DOI) are pleased to announce the release of the congressionally-mandated Long Term Plan to Build and Enhance Tribal Justice Systems (Tribal Justice Plan), which responds to sections 211, 241, and 244 of the Tribal Law and Order Act.  DOJ and DOI were asked by Congress to develop long-term plans to address incarceration in Indian Country and alternatives to incarceration.  They have further enhanced the plan to include offender reentry. The official Dear Tribal Leader letter announcing finalization of the plan was sent on Monday, August 8, 2011. 

The Tribal Justice Plan may be accessed at the following web sites:

National Congress of American Indians’ Tribal Law & Order Resource Center


DOJ and DOI appreciate and thank all those who commented on and helped to finalize the Tribal Justice Plan.

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