Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $149,748)
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 purpose of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians' planning application is to develop a Comprehensive Master Plan (CMP) that will include updated statistics and information that can be used to determine if there is a need for a new detention facility. If the committee determines that there is a need for a new detention facility, the Tribe would then decide if the facility should be for adults, juveniles, or both. The Tribe intends to complete a CMP with the help of a local consultant firm. The firm will work with the tribal Planning Department, Safe Communities Coalition, and local, regional and state agencies.