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Tribal Legal Code Resource: Juvenile Justice - Guide for Drafting or Revising Tribal Juvenile Delinquency and Status Offense Laws
(NCJ 250289) June 2015
Grant, 533 page(s)
Tribal Law and Policy Institute
The purpose of this guide is to assist tribal nations in drafting and/or revising their juvenile statutes (also known as ordinances, codes, or code provisions) as part of the development and/or reform of their juvenile justice systems. This resource is intended to be used as a part of policy and planning discussions and includes sample statutory language with critical commentary. This resource is also intended to assist with the blending of the vision and values of the Native community and to reinforce the tribal community's commitment to, and protection of, their youth.