National Indian Justice Center
AmeriCorps National Direct FY 2011 (Continuation)
The purpose of the National Indian Justice Center's Tribal Transportation Safety Corps Program is to improve transportation safety and facilities throughout Indian Country by building the skill and capacity of tribal communities to address transportation safety and improvement issues. Full-time and part-time AmeriCorps members are placed in tribal communities and with organizations and agencies that serve tribal transportation needs to work on locally determined transportation projects. Member roles and activities are diverse depending on community needs. Members may help improve accident reporting through community education and skill-building, develop driver, pedestrian and bicycle safety public information campaigns, provide training in geographic information systems software to tribal transportation personnel, develop tribal road safety audit teams or provide construction equipment training and work place safety information for transportation projects. The goal of Safety Corps is to improve the skills and knowledge of local tribal members to operate effective transportation safety and improvement projects with these projects leading to measurable improvements in tribal community safety over time.