The NSTCS, in combination with other planned and ongoing data collections, will fulfill BJSâs legislative mandate under the 2010 Tribal Law and Order Act to âestablish and implement such tribal data collection systems as the BJS Director determines to be necessary.â 42 U.S.C. Â§ 3732(d)(2).
The Bureau of Justice StatisticsÃ¢ÂÂ (BJS) Annual Survey of Jails in Indian Country (SJIC) includes all known Indian country correctional facilities operated by tribal authorities or the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), U.S. Department of the Interior. The survey describes all adult and juvenile jail facilities and detention centers in Indian country. Indian country includes reservations, pueblos, rancherias, and other appropriate areas (18 U.S.C. ÃÂ§ 1151).