Tribal Affairs

Tribal AffairsReentry into tribal communities presents unique challenges because of the ways in which local, state, federal, and tribal criminal justice systems intersect in Indian Country. Federally recognized Indian Tribes have long had the authority to maintain their own criminal justice mechanisms to ensure public safety and resolve conflicts between community members. This authority extends to law enforcement and community supervision, but also impacts other fields important to reentry success. Because of the distinctive ways in which all these systems must work together, reentry within tribal communities merits special attention.

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