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To renovate the Shiprock Adult Detention facility to address facility defiencies.

Award Information

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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 Department of Corrections will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 Renovation of Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands Discretionary Grant Program award to renovate the Shiprock Adult Detention facility. This facility currently serves as the regional corrections facility for the Navajo Nation. The department proposes to use the 'Program Logic Model' in developing a renovation plan that will include assessment, capacity, planning, implementation, and evaluation.

In addition, the recipient will include an element of sustainability and a cultural component in developing plans for this facility. The goal is to bring the Shiprock Adult Detention facility into compliance with standards by addressing three major areas of deficiencies: (1) upgraded camera security systems; (2) expand and upgrade food service area and equipment; and (3) replace the heating/ventilation/cooling systems.

The Department of Corrections will work with project teams which will include tribal and Bureau of Justice Services leadership, court, prosecution, and medical personnel.


Date Created: September 14, 2008