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Tribal delinquency jurisdiction, 2016

  • State (mandatory)

  • State (other)

  • Federal

  • Not applicable

Montana is an optional P.L. 280 state, where state jurisdiction over felonious offenses applies to Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT). MO recognizes tribes that are not federally recognized. See 2 MCA §301-306 and Tribal Nations in Montana: A Handbook for Legislators.

Monitoring data

  • N/A: Insufficient data to compute arrest rates
  • * Rates used to compute ratio based on fewer than 10 observations
  • † White detained rate is 0

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Indicator data, 2017


Report: Current RRI (2015)
Author: Montana Crime Control Board
Tracks RRIs 2015–2015
Geography: Statewide and county

Points of contact

Stages during the juvenile justice process tracked for relative rate indicators (RRIs).

Probation Confinement Adjudication Transfer Diversion Petitioned Detention Referred to court Arrest

Race reported

  • White

  • All minorities (as a group)

  • Black / African American

  • Hispanic/Latino

  • Asian

  • American Indian / Alaska Native

  • Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander

  • Other / Mixed

DMC assessment

Report: Assessing the Mechanisms that Contribute to Disproportionate Minority Contact in Montana's Juvenile Justice Systems
Author: Montana Board of Crime Control
Year: 2012

DMC assessment Geography: Local

  • Interviews

  • Surveys

  • Focus groups

  • Multivariate analysis

  • Descriptive statistics

The Montana Board of Crime Control completed an assessment in 2012 for several local jurisdictions. Data was assessed for 2009 to 2010 for African American, Hispanic, and American Indian youth. Decision points assessed included referral, diversion, petition, delinquent finding, confinement, and consent decree. Research methods included interviews, surveys, focus groups, multivariate analysis, and descriptive statistics.

DMC coordinators

DMC coordinator 2012 2015 2016
Full-time state-level DMC coordinator
Part-time or other state-level staff

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About this project

Juvenile Justice GPS (Geography, Policy, Practice, Statistics) is a project to develop a repository providing state policy makers and system stakeholders with a clear understanding of the juvenile justice landscape in the states.

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