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No Jail Time for Troubled Kids: Radical Fixes for Juvenile Justice

The abysmal state of juvenile justice in much of Indian country took up an entire chapter of the Indian Law and Order Commission’s 2013 report, “A Roadmap For Making Native America Safer.”


Troy Eid, a former U.S. attorney who was chairman of the Indian Law and Order Commission when it was active and is now an adjunct professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and a shareholder in the Denver office of Greenberg Traurig LLP, says, “The Code reflects prevailing legal requirements and best practices and can be adopted by tribes, in whole or part, in the internal laws to ensure more effective juvenile justice.”

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