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Window Rock Detention Facility Renovation

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $500,000)

The Renovation of Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands Discretionary Grant Program assists tribes in developing strategies to cost effectively construct or renovate existing facilities associated with the incarceration and rehabilitation of juvenile and adult offenders subject to tribal jurisdiction. Careful planning is critical to ensure that new and renovated correctional facilities are appropriately designed for the intended population, supportive of cultural and traditional values, safe and secure when completed, and are in compliance with Bureau of Indian Affairs' standards regarding correctional operations, programs, and design.

The Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety proposes to renovate the Window Rock Adult Detention Facility, which currently serves as the regional corrections facility for the Navajo Nation. The Department of Corrections proposes to use the 'Program Logic Model' in developing this renovation plan, which includes: assessment, capacity, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Also included in the plan will be the sustainability of the project and a cultural component in developing plans for this facility. The goal of the Navajo Nation is to bring the Window Rock Adult Detention Facility to standards by addressing three major areas of deficiency: upgrade of the camera security systems; expansion and upgrade of the food service area and equipment; and replacement of the heating, ventilation, and cooling systems. The Department of Corrections will work with project teams, including tribal and Bureau of Justice Services leadership, court, prosecution, and medical personnel. These teams will be sustained throughout the development, planning, and implementation of the renovation project.


Date Created: August 20, 2008