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Cheyenne and Arapaho Corrections Facility Planning Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $150,000)

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 Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes will use their $150,000 in 2009 Planning Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands Competitive Grant Program funds to create a master plan to establish an appropriate, culturally sensitive, safe and secure correctional facility within the tribal jurisdiction to meet the future justice needs of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes and the local communities. The proposed project will also address the needs for juvenile detention. At the present time, there are limited facilities for Native American youth offenders. The Tribes have seen an increase in vandalism and alcohol/drug violations in the Native juvenile population. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 13, 2009