Institute of Indigenous American Legacy (I.Am.Legacy)

1 grants from 2022-2022
Rapid City

Grants Received

Community Innovation Grants
72 months

Rapid City, SD — Institute of Indigenous American Legacy (aka I.Am.Legacy) an Indigenous-led 501(c)(3)] and Pennington County will be working closely to utilize the idea of the warm hand-off referral process to reduce racial disparities of Indigenous persons in Pennington County criminal justice system. I.Am.Legacy's will scale up capacity to provide programmatic services. Pennington County will solidify the referral process with departments of the county and support replication with non-county entities to allow more community members to accesses culturally specific services.

The model would demonstrate that individuals with lived experiences are well suited to be part of a systemic approach to reduce recidivism that has been tested and hopes to be expanded.