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Renovation of Existing Juvenile Holding and Detention Facility

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $499,400)

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 Colorado River Indian Tribes will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 Renovation of Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands Discretionary Grant Program award to remodel existing rooms and add two new rooms to their detention facility. At this time, five juveniles are being held in the CRIT two-room facility. Eight more are located in the Gila County Juvenile Facility. Counting both the Gila County Facility and the Tribal Holding facility there are usually 12 to 15 CRIT juveniles in detention at any given time. Funding will also provide a dayroom as well as a classroom that can also double as a visitation or counseling area. In addition, outside exercise areas and an improved Sallie Port entrance system will be added along with a remodeled separate bathroom and shower. Lastly, additional staffing office, control space and an intake holding area will be included. Care will be taken to locate the outside area in such a way that sight and sound separation from the adult facility will be maintained.


Date Created: September 14, 2008