BISMARCK (AP) - The No. 2 official in federal law enforcement says his department is eyeing a pilot program in the Dakotas that aims to keep American Indian youth from making bad choices.
James Cole, deputy attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice, says his visit to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation on Wednesday piqued his interest in a youth outreach series led by Gary Delorme, an assistant U.S. attorney in North Dakota.
The program features speakers who talk about internet and texting safety, bullying, drug and alcohol abuse, and gangs.
Cole told The Associated Press before giving the keynote address Thursday at a tribal conference in Bismarck that his department would analyze the results of the experimental program.
The Standing Rock reservation straddles the North and South Dakota border.