Warm Springs Tribes battle high rates of crime on reservation
Posted: Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation
in Oregon are working to battle high rates of crime on the reservation.
With a population of a little more than 5,000, the reservation suffers from the highest per capita crime rates in the state, The Oregonian reported.
Included are at least a dozen child sexual abuse cases every year, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
To address the problem, a task force of tribal and federal officials developed the Child Abuse Intervention Center, the second of its kind in Indian Country. The facility was dedicated on Monday.
"We are not a tribe without our children," Cecelia Collins, the tribe's juvenile prosecutor, told the Oregonian.
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Child Abuse Intervention Center -- second of its kind on tribal lands -- opens on Warm Springs reservation
(The Oregonian 11/6)
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