Tribal Affairs

Key Resources

BJA Strategies to Support Tribal Reentry

This brief provides information on the types of funding opportunities, strategies, programs, and resources offered by BJA to support tribes and states interested in implementing post-reentry assessment, supervision, and services for tribal members serving in federal, state, and local settings, as well as pre-reentry services in tribal and state prison and jails.

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Strategies for Creating Offender Reentry Programs in Indian Country

This publication provides guidance on promising practices and strategies related to offender reentry in Indian Country. It provides a historical overview, gives guidance in developing reentry programs, provides general reentry policy considerations and recommendations, highlights tribal reentry programs, and provides federal and other resources.

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Early Implementation Experiences of OJJDP’s Tribal Green Reentry Programs

This report describes the early implementation experiences of three American Indian tribes funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) in 2009 under the Tribal Juvenile Detention and Reentry Green Demonstration Grant program.

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Considerations for Developing a Program of Reentry in Tribal Communities

This publication from the Community Corrections Institute describes the various considerations tribal communities must make to properly address the reentry needs of its populations. As reentry is a shared concern among tribal governments, they are becoming more proactive as they look for options and ways to meet the reentry and reintegration needs and concerns of incarcerated American Indian and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) as well as of the tribal communities they may return to upon release. Indian tribes countrywide are grappling with questions about the rehabilitation and/or changes the re-entrant made while incarcerated; what new or ongoing needs re-entrants may have; the safety of victims; their families’ needs; and the community’s reentry readiness, as well as process questions and intergovernmental issues. This publication seeks to address how tribal governments take on these issues.

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Risk-Needs-Responsivity: Turning Principles into Practice for Tribal Probation Personnel

This bulletin, from the American Probation and Parole Association, provides a brief introduction to the risk, need, and responsivity principles espoused in the evidenced-based principles for community supervision.

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