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Tribal Reentry Advocacy Guide: A Roadmap for Increasing Access to Justice & Opportunity for Tribal Members with Criminal Records through Collaboration & Partnership

Root and Rebound logoThis guide from Root & Rebound and the Yurok Tribal Court aims to share findings about and best practices for providing reentry legal clinics and advocacy support in rural tribal communities, gleaned through a partnership between the two organizations.

The guide is meant to be a starting point for legal practitioners, tribes, philanthropists, and community-based organizations to begin or expand partnerships that help increase access to justice in rural, indigenous communities across the U.S. by presenting historical context, challenges to tribal reentry justice, and best practices. By piloting the project together as a legal aid organization and a tribal community and court, the guide aims to help others hone their own programs to address the needs of Native people and develop best practices that can scale to the other 565 officially recognized tribes in the U.S., and more.