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Exploring Sustainable Justice Initiative for the Crow Reservation

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $129,552)

The Crow Nation of Indians is seeking federal grant funding from the Department of Justice (DOJ) to develop a comprehensive tribal justice system-wide strategic plan to build internal capacity and capability for an effective and sustainable community-driven public safety program.


The primary activities of this proposed process designed to support the development of the foundational strategic plans, processes and procedures required to ensure an effective tribal justice system:


Recruitment of a Project Coordinator and Project Assistant
Completion of DOJ training and technical assistance (TTA) workshops
Recurring meetings of the Crow Nation Public Safety Task Force
Development of a shared project timeline of events and milestones to support strategic plan development
Development of a community engagement strategy including a data collection and management strategy

Development of community assessment tools
Finalization of a strategic plan and roadmap for initiating positive change in the public safety environment

The following specific products and/or deliverables will be achieved as a result of the project activities:


Establishment of locally developed justice system leadership and support teams 
A complete and comprehensive community assessment
A complete and comprehensive written strategic plan


The service areas included in the tribal justice systems strategic plan includes six primary population centers that are contained within the approximately 2.2-million-acre footprint and boundaries of the Crow Reservation, as well as portions of the populations residing in rural locations outside of the identified population centers. Services areas may also include cross-jurisdictional locations that geographically interact with the boundaries of the Crow Reservation, such as Big Horn County population centers.


All segments of the Crow Reservation and surrounding communities will benefit from the development and implementation of a comprehensive tribal justice system-wide strategic plan. The strategic plan will focus on a victim-centered approach and include programs that are heavily focused on the development and activation of resources that enable community engagement, trust, and communication.

Date Created: September 21, 2022