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 in compliance with Bureau of Indian Affairs' standards regarding correctional operations, programs, and design.
The Navajo Nation Department of Corrections will utilize this award to renovate the Crownpoint Adult Detention facility, which currently serves as a regional corrections facility for the eastern portion of the Navajo Nation. The department will use the 'Program Logic Model' in developing this renovation plan and implementation. The basic elements of change include: assessment, capacity, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Also included will be the sustainability of the project and a cultural component in developing plans for this facility.
The goal of this plan is to bring the Crownpoint Adult Detention facility to local jail standards by addressing three major areas of deficiencies: upgrade of the camera security systems; expansion and upgrade of the food service area; adequate equipment; and replacement of the heating, ventilation, and cooling systems.