In October 2017, the Department of Justice announced more than $130 million in funding awards to American Indian and Alaska Native communities to improve public safety, support programs for juveniles, and enhance services for victims.
Supporting law enforcement and victims in Indian Country is critical. Adults in Indian Country have experienced violence at a far higher rate than the rest of the American population. Youth in Indian Country are also at risk. Research has shown that native youth are 2.5 times more likely to experience trauma compared to their non-native peers.
During National Native American Heritage Month (November), see the Justice in Indian Country Special Feature for information and resources from OJP and other federal agencies on tribal justice matters and what is being done to improve and support services in tribal communities.
Publications and Resources
Tribal Access to Justice Innovation
Designed to help tribal justice practitioners learn about emerging and promising justice-related programs in Indian Country.
Tribal Crime Data Collection Activities
Series of reports that highlight Bureau of Justice Statistics’ activities to collect and improve data on crime and justice in Indian Country.
Tribal Justice and Safety
Comprehensive Department of Justice website for American Indian and Alaska Native tribal communities to help further improve public safety.
Enhancing Tribal and State Collaborations to Build Sustainable Public Safety Partnerships
November 28-29, 2017 | Wyandotte, OK
Tribal Oriented Policing Strategies
January 23-24, 2018 | Miami, OK
Annual Protecting Our Children National American Indian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect
April 15-18, 2018 | Anchorage, AK