The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Reintegration Program was awarded the 2014 National Criminal Justice Association Outstanding Criminal Justice Program Award August 12 at the 2014 NCJA National Forum on Criminal Justice at Beaver Run Conference Center.
Each year, the National Forum on Criminal Justice, NCJA honors five outstanding criminal justice programs that merit recognition for providing effective services to address crime-related issues in their communities with a particular interest in programs that are innovative and can document concrete results.
A panel of criminal justice experts from across the country select five award winners, one from the northeast, the south, the Midwest, the west and one tribal program.
MCN RIP Program Manager Tony Fish, two MCN RIP employees and Principal Chief Tiger attended the luncheon to accept the award on behalf of the tribe the Reintegration Program.
Fish said he would like to recognize his staff members, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, other local, state, federal and tribal key stakeholders for supporting the program and enhancing the program’s success.