Justice Department adds 33 prosecutors for Indian Country
The Department of Justice has money to hire 30 prosecutors to focus on Indian Country.

The prosecutors will focus on crime. DOJ studies show American Indians and Alaska Natives suffer from the highest crime rates in the nation.

"A lot of times they say they're going to do things and they don't," Oglala Sioux Tribe Attorney General Marwin Smith told the Associated Press. "This time it looks like they're really serious."

The hires are part of a $6 million initiative to address public safety in Indian Country.

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DOJ adds prosecutors to fight Indian Country crime (AP 5/25)

Relevant Documents:
DOJ Indian Country Memorandum |Press Release

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