Encompass worked with the Oglala Sioux Tribe early in the project to complete a evaluation report on the existing facilities. The report helped tribal representatives, the building staff and facility users to ultimately make necessary decisions as to the extent of work scope. The report also helped them make the decision to embark on the design of a new comprehensive Justice Facility.
The Kyle Justice Center for the Oglala Sioux Tribe is programmed and designed as a new model type for BIA projects incorporating all regional Tribal related justice functions.
The project is approximately 105,000 square feet and includes: courts and courts administration; attorney general's department; law enforcement; 911 dispatch; and detention for adult males and adult females. The project includes 110 beds in three housing pods utilizing a combination of direct and indirect supervision models to maximize staffing efficiency. Also included is 40 intake beds for short-term housing.
In addition to maximizing staffing and operational efficiency, the project is designed to maximize energy efficiency and upon completion will obtain USGBC LEED Silver certification.