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Justice Department awards $101 million to enhance, support tribal justice and safety

Streamlined grant program offers financial assistance with Indian tribes' prevention and law enforcement efforts, victim services and youth programs

WASHINGTON - The Department of Justice today announced more than 200 grants to more than 110 American Indian and Alaska Native nations. The grants will provide more than $101 million to enhance law enforcement practices, and sustain crime prevention and intervention efforts in 10 purpose areas including public safety and community policing; justice systems planning; alcohol and substance abuse; corrections and correctional alternatives; violence against women; elder abuse; juvenile justice; and tribal youth programs.