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Rosebud Sioux Tribe Adult Drug Court

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $899,997)

Purpose Area #3 Abstract RST Drug Court


Federally Recognized Tribe

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe is a federally recognized tribe located in Todd County, South Dakota. With this funding, the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Court will:

Establish a Drug Court on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation to enhance and support a robust infrastructure that pursues to prevent and reduce crime within its territorial boundaries by allowing opportunities for our Tribal membership to obtain and sustain sobriety.  The Tribe is centered on building a strong foundation for recovery for those who are ready to change and are motivated to participate in treatment and heal their trauma.  The Tribe seeks to increase safety for the community by assessing and monitoring those tribal citizens who have been arrested for crimes related to their drug and alcohol use.  The Tribe also seeks to enhance and close gaps in key services such as pre-trial monitoring, probation, treatments and alternative sentencing.  Key partners are the Rosebud Sioux Tribe’s pre-trial and probation services, the Tribe’s Adult Detention Facility, Rosebud Sioux Tribal Court, Indian Health Services (mental and medical services), RST Alcohol Treatment Facility and the RST Methamphetamine Treatment program.

                This project will:

Increase public safety by integrating the Tribe’s criminal justice system with community resources and treatment systems;
Reduce reliance on incarceration as a means of dealing with substance abuse issues;
Reduce recidivism of offenders;
Increase the number of offenders able to work, parent and participate in the community;

Date Created: September 21, 2022