Idaho tribes get $1.5M to boost law enforcement
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Idaho American Indian tribes are getting nearly $1.5 million in federal help to boost public safety on their reservations, in particular for women and children.
The Nez Perce Tribe in Lapwai is getting just over $800,000 for its Tribal Youth Program and its Children's Justice Act Partnership Program.
And the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes near Pocatello will get $680,411 for its Violence Against Women Tribal Governments Program.
The cash is coming from the U.S. Department of Justice, part of its programs to enhance reservation law enforcement practices.
The Justice Department's Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation has awarded 286 grants totaling $245 million in 2011 and 2012.
U.S. District Attorney Wendy Olson in Boise says the money for the Idaho tribes will bolster programs for youth safety, as well as for domestic violence awareness.