The Department of Justice and the Department of the Interior have released an updated Model Juvenile Code for tribes to consider. This code incorporates best practices regarding a trauma-informed, multidisciplinary response to minors involved in the criminal justice system and advocates strongly for restorative justice, rehabilitation, and seeking alternatives to detention.
This summary highlights tribal law enforcement's role and responsibilities as described in the Model Juvenile Code.
Partnerships in Action created in partnership with the DOJ-Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Partnerships for Alternatives to Juvenile detention was developed in partnership with the DOJ-Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.