Department of Justice to Conduct Tribal Justice, Safety and Wellness Session in South Dakota

Jun 14, 2010, 09:00 ET from U.S. Department of Justice

WASHINGTON, June 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice will hold an Interdepartmental Tribal Justice, Safety and Wellness Session on Wednesday, June 16-Friday, June 18, in Rapid City, S.D.  The session is co-sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services; Department of the Interior; Department of Housing and Urban Development; Small Business Administration and the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Workshops and plenary sessions will focus on tribal courts; detention facilities; tribal youth programs; victim's assistance; suicide prevention; alcohol and substance abuse; community-based partnerships; sex offender management, registration and notification programs; and data reporting and information sharing.  The sessions will also discuss federal grants and contract application and management and reporting requirements; health care; housing and community development; and tribal data systems.

The Interdepartmental Tribal Justice, Safety and Wellness Session is part of the Justice Department's ongoing initiative to create better communication and coordination to fight crime and promote justice in tribal communities.

WHO:  Theresa Two Bulls, President, Oglala Sioux Tribe

Roger Trudell, Chairman, Santee Sioux Tribe

Juana Majel Dixon, Councilwoman, Pauma Band of Mission Indians; 1st Vice-President, National Congress of American Indians; Chairwoman, Tribal Justice Advisory Group

Brendan Johnson, U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota; Chair, Attorney General's Native American Issues Subcommittee

Karol Mason, Deputy Associate Attorney General, Office of the Associate Attorney General

Virginia Davis, Deputy Director for Policy Development, Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women

Eugenia Tyner-Dawson, Executive Director, Justice Programs Council on Native American Affairs, Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs, Office of the Assistant Attorney General.

WHAT:  Opening Ceremony and Panel Sessions

WHEN:  WEDNESDAY, June 16, 2010

1 – 1:45 P.M.      (Opening Plenary);

1:45 – 4:40 P.M. (Panel Sessions) For a complete list of sessions and partners, please visit the following link:

http://www.tribaljusticeandsafety.gov

THURSDAY, June 17, 2010

9 A.M.5 P.M. Training Sessions. For a complete list of sessions, please visit the following link: http://www.tribaljusticeandsafety.gov.

WHERE: Rushmore Plaza Civic Center

444 N. Mount Rushmore Road

Rapid City, SD  57701-1197

OJP10087

SOURCE U.S. Department of Justice



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