Pepper Fisher

CLALLAM COUNTY – The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe was not long ago awarded two grants from the Department of Justice totaling just about $1.5 million to expand group policing and help juvenile justice, drug cure and domestic violence plans.

Law enforcement Chief Sam White states approximately fifty percent a million bucks of people cash will be utilized to build what he calls a Therapeutic-to-Wellness plan in the Household Court docket.


“It’s sort of like a family members court docket, and what we located out is drug court, you know, it’s a great factor, but in Tribal communities, if you don’t method it from a whole relatives dynamics…from child to drugs to alcoholic beverages to domestic violence, and really don’t have the assistance procedure there…it addresses the total family members as a unit to enable deliver folks to suitable-standing in just the community.”

The remaining cash will be utilized to develop and update the Justice Center itself, incorporating places of work for the Prosecutor’s group and increasing protection options.

“So, the entire south side of the building is going to get a transform into offices. You know, place of work areas is quality for the Tribe. So remaining able to have our products and services all in 1 spot, instead of distribute out in unique structures, is significant. Second element of that is that it does consist of a sally port. A sally port is like the protected site where you pull in for prisoners. So can make it a safer transfer into the constructing wherever we do have holding cells to old inmates for court proceedings.”

Main White says he’ll also have the money to build a big garage to retail outlet equipment and emergency management supplies.

(Picture: Lower Elwha Justice Middle and personnel, from their Facebook web site.)