Friday, October 30, 2015

Tribal Nations Leadership Council Meeting

This week the Department of Justice’s Office of Tribal Justice hosted the Tribal Nations Leadership Council, established in 2010 to provide the Attorney General with advice, experience, and knowledge about public safety, criminal justice, and other critical issues facing American Indian and Alaska Native communities.  The council met with Acting Associate Attorney General Stuart F. Delery who described the department’s efforts to address public safety and to strengthen tribal sovereignty.  The TNLC also heard from senior leadership and staff from throughout the department’s law enforcement, grant making, and litigating components.  The TNLC provided suggestions to improve the department’s grant programs, its support for tribal youth and the implementation of special domestic violence jurisdiction in the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, and expanding tribal access to federal criminal justice databases, among other topics.


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