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Planning - Adult Corrections and Juvenile Detention Facilities, Ute Indian Tribe, Uintah and Ouray Reservation

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $149,933)

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 Ute Indian Tribe (UIT) of the Uintah and Ouray (U&O) Reservation will use FY 2008 funds to determine the feasibility of developing a correctional facility to separately house adult and juvenile tribal members. The facility will house adult and juvenile corrections/detention, law enforcement, Tribal security, Central Dispatch, Tribal Adult and Juvenile Courts, Juvenile and Adult Inmate Services, Prosecutor, and Probation offices. Other offices and services will also be considered during the planning phase.

The Development of a Comprehensive Master Plan will involve three stages: 1) justice system assessment; 2) strategic planning; and 3) development of the Comprehensive Master Plan. The primary objectives of the Justice System Assessment are to: ascertain what is currently occurring in the justice system, and to assess what is and isn't working; recommend alternatives to incarceration, potential construction options, and program and treatment models that represent the best practices in the country; assess the capacity of the UIT to develop and/or modify the justice system in a manner that will effectively and efficiently meet the needs of the community; and to assist the FPT and the Business Committee with the completion of action plans that will address the major justice system issues facing the community.


Date Created: September 16, 2008