Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $150,000)
The Planning Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands Competitive Grant Program assists tribes in developing strategies to cost effectively plan facilities associated with the incarceration and rehabilitation of juvenile and adult offenders subject to tribal jurisdiction. Careful planning is critical to ensure that correctional facilities, when completed, are appropriately designed for the intended population, supportive of cultural and traditional values, safe and secure when completed, and in compliance with Bureau of Indian Affairs' standards regarding correction operations, programs and design.
The Grand Traverse Band (GTB) Planning Correctional Facilities Project will work with a Juvenile Justice Planning Team in developing a Comprehensive Master Plan that assesses the current status of the GTB juvenile justice system, identifies gaps and needs, and develops relevant sanctions and services designed to meet these needs. If a juvenile detention facility emerges as a cost effective and necessary strategy to fill gaps in the system, a Master Plan will be developed for the construction and operation of the system.