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S. 3740 (111th): Alaska Safe Families and Villages Act of 2010


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8/5/2010--Introduced. Alaska Safe Families and Villages Act of 2010 - Directs the Office of Justice Programs of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to carry out, with up to nine Indian tribes in Alaska, the Alaska Safe Families and Villages Demonstration Project.

Requires each Indian tribe selected from among those tribes applying for Project participation to complete a specified planning phase. Provides that upon certification of the planning phase by the Office of Tribal Justice an Indian tribe shall exercise jurisdiction, concurrent with the civil jurisdiction of Alaska, over: (1) the drug, alcohol, or related matters within the project area of the Indian tribe; and (2) persons of Indian or Alaska Native descent or other persons with consensual relationships with the Indian tribe or a member of the Indian tribe. Permits a participating tribe to impose specified sanctions, including incarceration. Requires the Office of Justice Services of the Department of the Interior to carry out a specified contract program for the employment by Indian tribes of Village Peace Officers in Alaska Native villages.

Authorizes Alaska, its political subdivisions, Indian tribes in Alaska, and the United States to enter into intergovernmental agreements, including agreements concerning: (1) the employment of law enforcement officers, probation, and parole officers; (2) cross-appointment and cross-deputization of tribal, state, municipal, or federal officials; (3) the detention or incarceration of offenders; and (4) jurisdictional or financial matters.