A wolf appears on a totem in Juneau, Alaska. Photo: Dan
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Tlingit and Haida Tribes partner with city to address rise in shoplifting incidents

The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes is collaborating with the city of Juneau to address chronic shoplifting in Alaska's capital.

Shoplifting has increased dramatically since 2016, The Associated Press reported. In hopes of understanding the issue, the city has launched the Juneau Avert Chronic Shoplifting Pilot Project in partnership with the tribe's Second Chance Reentry and the Juneau Alliance for Mental Health.

The goal is to deter repeat offenses, the city said in a press release. The partners will work together for one year as part of the $100,000 pilot program.

Read More on the Story:
New pilot program targets chronic petty theft, shoplifting (The Juneau Empire September 6, 2017)
Alaska city tries new tack on shoplifting woes: counseling (The Associated Press September 7, 2017)