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CTAS PURPOSE AREA #4

In 2011, The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Reintegration Program was awarded a Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation grant through the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). This grant’s purpose was to explore the Muscogee (Creek) Nation‘s infrastructure and the resources that were available in order to plan for a correctional or correctional alternative facility.

The CTAS team was made up of two full-time employees along with a Strategic Planning Advisory Board who shared input, knowledge, and experience. Information was collected and analyzed from various key stakeholders, entities, and communities throughout the tribe. The aim was to build a regional transitional living facility for qualified Native American offenders being released from prison. The components of the facility would include quality education, vocational training, safe and sanitary housing, time for personal spiritual, mental, and physical wellness, with a Native American cultural aspect.

The Reintegration Program submitted the grant application for phase two of the project which included funding for construction/renovation of the facility. We were awarded a $3.78 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Justice in September 2013.  This grant will go towards the construction and renovation of a 36 bed regional transitional living facility.  This building will provide a positive and structured environment for clients to receive educational and vocational training by teaching valuable life and job skills and providing core classes. 

The facility will feature on-site apartment style living for clients, a new administration building, which will include on-site security, designated classrooms, and a vocational training facility.  The program will offer onsite housing to 27 male and 9 female clients, none of which will be sex offenders.  

The new administration building will provide a cooking demonstration kitchen, conference room, office space for the RIP staff, a safe room, lobby, and a workout facility.  The vocational training facility will include a training area where clients will participate in a hands-on learning experience, such as automotive training, which will enhance their ability to gain a valuable offender friendly career.  Construction is set to begin late summer of 2014. 

It is here at the future Reintegration campus that we will strengthen our sovereignty by addressing the needs of a population that often times is denied basic services because of a felony conviction.

Our vision is to strengthen the lives of our citizens, families, and future generations by creating a safer and healthier environment
 
Our mission is to unlock the potential of Native American offenders by empowering them througha a wide array of services that will promote trusd and accountability by strengthening family values and encouraging positive citizenship

 
"WE BELIEVE"

You may call the MCN Reintegration Program for more information:

MCN Reintegration Program

Kevin Green, Project Coordinator

615 E. Corporation St.

Henryetta, OK 74437

Office:  918-549-2620 ● Fax: 918-652-2678

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