In a recent study on Native American youth involvement injJustice systems completed by the U.S. Government Accountability office, the analysis of available data found that:

“the number of American Indian and Alaska Native (Native American) youth in federal and state and local justice systems declined across all phases of the justice process—arrest, adjudication, and confinement—from 2010 through 2016. During this period, state and local arrests of Native American youth declined by almost 40 percent from 18,295 in 2010 to 11,002 in 2016. The vast majority of Native American youth came into contact with state and local justice systems rather than the federal system.”

 

To read the full report visit www.gao.gov.

Lauren Klosinski

ALI Staff

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