PACIFIC Planning Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands

PACIFIC Planning Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands

Planning Alternatives & Correctional Institutions For Indian Country (PACIFIC) training and technical assistance (TA) services are coordinated through Justice Solutions Group (JSG). JSG, working in collaboration with BJA and a PACIFIC Project Advisory Committee, is charged with developing curricula and publications, providing TA and disseminating information to tribal planning teams on critical issues impacting Indian Country justice systems, including: funding; needs assessments; clear values and vision; cost controls; continuum of sanctions and services; collaboration; and facility design options.

Services are provided, on an as-needed basis, throughout the master planning processfrom project initiation through completion of the grant award period. Services provided to tribes include:

PACIFIC Workshop - The PACIFIC TA program is primarily focused on delivering a weeklong workshop presenting a systemic approach to planning new detention and correctional institutions that builds on the lessons learned over the past decade of facility development initiatives in Indian Country. The PACIFIC workshop focuses on a number of areas, including:

  • Systemic approach to justice system and facility planning
  • Funding and resource management planning
  • Collaborative working relationships among planning “team” members
  • Cooperation and collaboration with tribal, state, and federal partners (e.g., Indian Health Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Bureau of Indian Education, and Department of Housing and Urban
  • Development)
  • Effective case processing systems
  • Comprehensive alternative sanctions and services
  • Facility development process


Training Programs - Members of JSG regularly present informational workshops on subjects related to justice system planning and correctional facilities development on tribal lands.

Distance Learning - JSG provides distance learning in a number of manners: (1) a JSG Manager and TA Team is assigned to each BJA-funded tribal facility planning team to provide ongoing contact and resources; (2) a monthly webinar providing tribal planning teams with interactive information sharing, resource materials, notices of relevant training events, etc.; and (3) regular distributions of relevant articles, training notices (e.g., National Institute of Corrections/Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention workshops, professional conferences), etc. are made through a tribal contact email distribution list.

Publications - JSG, in consultation with BJA, develops and disseminates newpublications that support and complement the PACIFIC Project workshop and the facility planning process generally.

2007 & 2008 Planning Grant Recipients
01. Ak-Chin Indian Community, AZ
02. Chippewa Cree Tribe, MT
03. Coushatta Tribe, LA
04. Eastern Shoshone Tribe, WY
05. Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes, MT
06. Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, MI
07. Hannahville Indian Community, MI
08. Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas, TX
09. Klamath Tribes, OR
10. Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, MN
11. Menominee Indian Tribe, WI
12. Navajo Nation — Tuba City, AZ
13. Navajo Nation — Window Rock, AZ
14. Northern Arapaho Tribe, WY
15. Omaha Nation, NE
16. Pascua Yaqui Tribe, AZ
17. Pueblo of Acoma, NM
18. Southern Ute Indian Tribe, CO
19. Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, ND
20. Ute Indian Tribe, UT

2009 Planning Grant Recipients
21. Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, OK
22. Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe, NV
23. Hualapai Tribe, AZ
24. Lummi Indian Nation, WA
25. Navajo Nation — Kayenta, AZ
26. Northern Cheyenne Tribe, MT
15. Omaha Nation, NE
27. Sault Ste. Marie, MI
28. White Earth Band of Chippewa, MN
29. Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, NE
30. Yurok Tribe, CA

2010 Planning Grant Recipients
01. Ak-Chin Indian Community, AZ
31. Burns Paiute Tribe, OR
32. Ho-Chunk Nation, WI
33. Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, MI
34. Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, WI
35. Mescalero Apache Tribe, NM
36. Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians, MN
37. Nez Perce Tribe, ID
38. Oglala Sioux Tribe, SD
39. Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, MI
40. Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe, WA
41. Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, NV
42. Santee Sioux Nation, NE
43. Squaxin Island Tribe, WA
44. Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, ND
20. Ute Indian Tribe, UT
45. Yavapai-Apache Nation, AZ