Because one-third of the population are members of the Washoe Tribe, the county faces several jurisdicational issues in both social services and law inforcement. Clarification of these issues is currently being sought from the California Attorney General. In 1995, the tribe assumed, by federal order, jurisdication over juvenile dependency caseload. This has reduced the workload of the court in this area. The county court currently maintains jurisdication over juvenile deliquency cases and this workload is expected to increase.