Justice Department Publication Details Strategies for Offender Reentry in Indian Country

Oct 19, 2010, 11:47 ET from Office of Justice Programs

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new publication, Strategies for Creating Offender Reentry Programs in Indian Country, highlights promising practices and strategies for adults and juveniles transitioning from incarceration back into tribal communities.

The publication, from the Justice Department's Office of Justice Programs (OJP), provides a historical overview and reference material for tribal justice practitioners, administrators, and policymakers.  It encourages tribes to develop culture-based policies and procedures in the reentry and reintegration process, to define tribal government responsibilities, and to engage communities and villages as resources.  It also presents seven policy recommendations and practical steps for designing and developing reentry programs in Indian Country.

TITLE: Strategies for Creating Offender Reentry Programs in Indian Country

RESEARCHERS: Ada Pecos Melton, Roshanna Lucero, and David J. Melton

PUBLISHER: Community Capacity Development Office (http://www.ojp.gov/ccdo/)

WHERE: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ccdo/programs/reentry-indiancounty/

OJP, headed by Assistant Attorney General Laurie O. Robinson, provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims.  OJP has seven components: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Office for Victims of Crime; the Community Capacity Development Office, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking.  More information about OJP can be found at www.ojp.gov.


SOURCE Office of Justice Programs