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   Construction of New CRIT Juvenile Detention
   Center Facility to Commence Soon

   March 2, 2011

In September 2009, the Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) was awarded
a Federal grant under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act to fund
construction of a 15,000 square foot Juvenile Detention Center (JDC), with
a maximum capacity of 38 beds, excluding special housing, at an estimated
construction cost of $5,896,213.

The JDC facility will comply with Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
Prevention Act requirements for placement of juvenile status offenders in
"shelter" protection separate from juvenile criminal offenders, as well as
sight and sound separation from adult offenders.

The facility will be dedicated to the juvenile offender and will compose of
administration, public reception and visitation areas, kitchen and storage
area, separate intake and special holding area, medical examination room
and storage area, property storage, multi-purpose conference rooms for
staff training, juvenile offender education, and counseling, separated
male/female housing comprised of two-floors, and outside secure
recreation area.

During the initial discussion and planning phases on the make-up of the general
JDC facility population, consideration was given to contracting bed-space to
other agencies, but currently the Tribes are committed to providing complete and
direct services to Tribal members who are currently placed at Globe, AZ, Gallup,
NM, and Towaco, CO for long-term sentencing. Once an average general
population is determined and bed-space is available, the Tribes will then consider
the contracting of available bed-space.

At the present time, the Tribes are awaiting approval from the BIA Office of
Facilities Management on the architectural drawings. Once approval is granted,
the Request for Quotes (RFQ) will be advertised for thirty (30) days and another
(30) days for review of the construction firms that bid on the project and the
selection and awarding of the bid.

The Tribes anticipate groundbreaking on the project to being in late spring of
2011. If the construction scheduled is maintained, the Tribes anticipate the
completion of the facility to be in December, 2012, with final inspection and
receipt of facility to the Tribes by February, 2013.

The new facility will be located in the orchard east of the current Tribal
Adult Detention Facility, as originally designated in 2001.


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