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To plan and design Correctional Facility in Tuba City, Arizona to address the need for detention facilities on the Navajo Nation.

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $140,380)

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 Navajo Nation will use FY 2008 grant funds to plan and design a correctional facility in Tuba City, Arizona to address the need for detention facilities on the Navajo Nation. The regional correctional facility in Tuba City, Arizona will help address the need for jail bed spaces. The department will use a 'Program Logic Model' in developing a plan to address the sustainability of the project and include a cultural component.

The goal of the plan is to restore and strengthen the Navajo Nation criminal justice system by including plans: to provide intervention and rehabilitation services to reduce recidivism and overcrowding; for cultural education and spiritual healing through use of traditional services; for alternatives to incarceration through use of the electronic home monitoring systems, community services, and court ordered treatment for substance abuse.

The Department of Corrections will work with a project team including tribal and Bureau of Justice Assistance leadership, service and treatment providers, court, prosecution, education, and medical personnel. This team will be sustained throughout the development, plan implementation, construction, transition, and occupation of the regional detention facility.


Date Created: September 15, 2008