Tracy Toulou is the Director of the Office of Tribal Justice (OTJ) at the Department of Justice. OTJ is the primary point of contact for the Department of Justice's government to government relationship with Indian tribes. The Office also serves as a source of Indian law expertise for the Department. Prior to his current position, Mr. Toulou served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Montana where his duties included tribal outreach and the prosecution of violent crime in Indian country. He began his career with the Department as an attorney in the Criminal Division.
Mr. Toulou attended law school at the University of New Mexico, during which time he had the opportunity to clerk for DNA Legal Services on the Navajo Nation and for the Laguna Pueblo Tribal Court. Before attending law school Mr. Toulou worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Peace Corps in Africa, Central America and the Caribbean. He is a descendant of the Colville Confederated Tribes located in Washington State.