DOJ Grants Muscogee Creek Nation $3.78 Million for Ex-Prisoner Reintegration Program

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The Muscogee Creek Nation has received $3.78 million from the U.S. Department of Justice for the tribe’s Reintegration Program (RIP), which assists tribal citizens who have served time in a correctional facility and are ready to be welcomed back into society.

The grant will go towards the construction and renovation of a regional, Henryetta, Oklahoma-based transitional living facility for these citizens, designed to help address public safety issues. It will also 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...

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ICTMN Staff. "DOJ Grants Muscogee Creek Nation $3.78 Million for Ex-Prisoner Reintegration Program." Indian Country Today Media Network. November 8, 2013. Article. (https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com/news/business/doj-grants-muscogee..., accessed November 13, 2013)

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