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As a way to address specific needs in tribal communities, Healing to Wellness Courts are special dockets established within the general tribal court criminal or civil process to handle cases involving individuals who have committed offenses resulting from their abuse of alcohol or other substances. Since , tribal nations have implemented more than Healing to Wellness Courts to support both adults and juveniles. To learn more, visit the pages below for information and resources produced or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs and other federal agencies:.

NCJRS is not responsible for the content or privacy policy of any off-site pages that are referenced, nor does NCJRS guarantee the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or correct sequencing of information. NCJRS is also not responsible for the use of, or results obtained from the use of, the information. Allow states to meet their obligations by either creating new polling places or relocating existing ones. Require the tribe to ensure that the polling place will be open and accessible to all eligible citizens who reside in the precinct, regardless of whether they are Indians or non-Indians.

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The Department of Justice is committed to ensuring equal access to voting for Native American voters. In , recognizing the barriers to full participation that Native Americans continued to confront, Congress expressly included American Indians and Alaska Natives as protected groups under the special provisions of the Voting Rights Act.

Sections 4 and 5 of the Voting Rights Act prohibited many jurisdictions with large American Indian or Alaska Native populations from changing their voting laws until they could prove that the change would not create new barriers to effective participation. A number of jurisdictions with large Native American populations that have limited English proficiency — in six states, including Alaska — are also covered by Section of the Voting Rights Act, which requires bilingual election materials and assistance. Despite these reforms, participation rates among American Indians and Alaska Natives continue to lag behind turnout rates among non-Native voters.

For example, in Alaska, turnout among Alaska Natives often falls 15 to 20 or more percentage points below the non-Native turnout rate. The causes of these disparities are complex, but the reality is that political participation by Native Americans consistently trails that of non-Natives and unequal access to polling places is a significant contributing factor. Review the legislation at www. These citations may not conform precisely to your selected citation style. Please use this display as a guideline and modify as needed. Contacting Local Catalog.

American Indians, American Justice