This region includes tribes within the states of Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, and Nevada. The states in this region contain diverse landscapes including mountain, rivers, forests, plains, and deserts. Tribes in this region often experience justice system challenges related to limited resources, remoteness, and weather patterns. The tribes in this region are diverse in terms of culture, history, and in justice system approaches.
As a response to the increasing rates of lethal opioid overdose in their community, the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah has developed a program, accompanied by a formal policy, that offers free Naloxone training to its community members and tribal employees.
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) have developed an innovative and effective reentry program housed in their Tribal Defenders Office which serves the needs of Native Criminal defendants and their families using a holistic, client-centered approach.