Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $137,888)
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 Fort Peck Tribal Trial Executive Board is committed to the construction of an adult corrections facility. The commitment to build a facility has been in the annual Bureau of Indian Affairs funding requests for over 10 years as a high priority 'unmet need'.
The planning process for the Adult Correction Facility Master Plan will consist of four phases: Needs Assessment, Facility Evaluation, Development of Options Analysis, and Master Plan Recommendation. Achievement of each step in the process will be documented by specific published data analysis and reports. The project has a three tiered committee structure with representation from all sectors of the public, government (Tribal, State, and local), occupational, private business, corrections, law enforcement, and health and human resource development. This wide-range of representation and collaboration will ensure overall input and support and will help insure completion of the project.