Field Hearing Before the Committee on Indian Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, March 31, 2015 [open pdf - 284KB]
"This is the March 31, 2015 Senate hearing titled 'Field Hearing'. From the opening statement of John Barrasso: 'Throughout Indian Country, drugs affect communities in unfathomable ways. Both the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs have generally noted to my staff that the drug abuse often leads to other crimes, including theft, burglary, assaults and even homicide. [...] According to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, from 2009 to 2013, the Wind River Indian Reservation had a 60 percent reduction, a 60 percent reduction in violent crime. It's a remarkable accomplishment and perhaps a template that other tribal communities could model. We do not want the success of this pilot program to be diminished. A key contributing factor in the continued success is the multi-jurisdictional and the interagency approach. Service providers play a key role in preventing and treating addictions, in supporting families and protecting children. The Committee is looking for solutions to improve responses to these problems and the emerging trends in substance abuse.' Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: John Barrasso, Christopher A. Crofts, Darren Cruzan, Sunny Goggles, Andrew Hanson, Robert G. McSwain, Thomas Ravenelle, Barbra Roach, Darwin St. Clair, Jr., and Claullen Tillman."
S. Hrg. 114-43; Senate Hearing 114-43
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