Enlarging the Healing Circle: Ensuring Justice for American Indian Children

Jul 01, 2000
  • Description

This report provides a vivid portrait of the challenges facing American Indian youth, an invisible population to most of mainstream America, and formulates reasonable steps to reduce crime among American Indian youth. It identifies substance abuse, depression, gang involvement and faulty legal procedures as the major underlying causes of American Indian youth delinquency and makes a series of targeted recommendations on how to reduce American Indian youth crime, particularly emphasizing increased collaboration between tribes and federal and state agencies.