A Roadmap For Making Native America Safer
The Commission is pleased to transmit its final report and recommendations to the President and Congress of the United States, as required by the TLOA. This report reflects one of the most comprehensive assessments ever undertaken of criminal justice systems servicing Native American and Alaska Native communities.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs - Oversight Hearing Held on 2/12/2014
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs - Oversight Hearing held on 2/12/2014 to receive testimony on "The Indian Law and Order Commission Report: A Roadmap for Making Native America Safer."
Watch a video recording through the Committee site or read the submitted testimony.
Indian Law and Order Commission
The Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA), signed into law by President Obama last July with bipartisan support, makes federal agencies more accountable for serving Indian lands. TLOA also provides greater freedom for tribes to design and run their own criminal justice systems.
TLOA created the Indian Law and Order Commission, an independent, all-volunteer advisory group, to help with the greatest challenges to securing equal justice for Native Americans living and working on Indian lands. The purpose of this website is to provide updates, news, and resources related to the Commission's activities.
TLOA directs the Commission to report back to the White House and Capitol Hill next year with specific proposals to make Indian Country safer and more just, so that Native Americans may finally receive the full protections guaranteed to all U.S. citizens by the Constitution.
To gain insight into these and many other systemic challenges, the Indian Law and Order Commission has begun visiting Indian tribes and nations to develop recommendations for lasting public policy reform.