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Interdepartmental Tribal Justice, Safety, and Wellness Session (TJSW)

Grand Hyatt Regency Hotel
100 East Second Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
October 3-4, 2012

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Hyatt Regency Tulsa
Tel: 918-582-9000
Fax: 918-574-8161
Room Block Name: DOJO
Room Block Rate: $77 plus Tax

In 2006, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP) developed the “Interdepartmental Tribal Justice, Safety, and Wellness Session” (TJSW), in response to tribal recommendations to create a public safety and public health environment that reflects tribal governments‘ needs; and, to design a communication and education forum to promote opportunities to work together across the federal agencies and with Indian tribes, and tribal organizations.

On October 3, 2012, the TJSW Session 15 will immediately follow the Violence Against Women Act Annual Tribal Consultation Session and the Department of Justice  Grants  Session.

October 3, 2012 – 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
A Listening Session on Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) Tribal Justice Plan (TJP) Implementation Strategy will be held to provide an overview the Plan, update of accomplishments to date and will seek input on priorities, promising practices and approaches and key partners that Tribes recommend to support implementation.

October 4, 2012 - 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Presentations and focus group discussions to support the work of three of the TJP Workgroup Subcommittees: Alternatives to Incarceration, Tribal Justice Systems Infrastructure (Building and maintenance, operations and programs) and Managing High Risk Offenders and their Reentry.  These meetings will also seek input on cross cutting strategies for federal agencies to communicate, and coordinate technical assistance, training and funding strategies most effectively with Tribes.  This meeting is strategically coordinated to align with the critical needs of tribal justice systems to be discussed in the Office on Violence Against Women’s Consultation and the Department of Justice’s Consultation on the Department of Justice Grants.

On October 4th, the TJSW will also include sessions on Native American veterans, Sexual Assault, Suicide Prevention, Juvenile Justice, hate crimes, the Justice Department’s Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) practitioner’s assessment session, federal grant writing, and conducting comprehensive planning for tribal justice systems. By focusing on these critical and interrelated needs with tribal governments and their communities, TJSW#15 continues the tradition of strong interagency collaboration to support tribal capacity to effectively address public health needs and prevent and respond to public safety concerns.  The focus areas in TJSW #15 are part of the larger work of the TJSW partners.  Beginning with just two federal agencies, the TJSW has since welcomed 12 federal partners to join in a collaboration to continue these efforts with Tribal Leaders and tribal policy representatives as an ongoing forum for dialogue on tribal justice, safety and wellness issues.  These sessions have provided training for over 5,500 participants nationally. Today, the TJSW federal partners include:

  • U.S. Department of Justice - Office of Justice Programs, Community Oriented Policing Services, DOJ Native American Issues Subcommittee, Office of Tribal Justice, Office on Violence Against Women
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration,  Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Office of Minority Health, Indian Health Service
  • U.S. Department of Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development - Office of Native American Programs
  • Small Business Administration -  Office of Native American Affairs
  • Corporation for National and Community Service

Who should attend?

Tribal Leaders, especially for the Consultations and TJP Listening Session.  For the breakout sessions and focus groups, adult and juvenile justice officials, including tribal judges, prosecutors and defenders; other court and peace maker practitioners; corrections (jail and probation) managers and staff; reentry coordinators; grant managers;  administrative staff;  health and behavioral health professionals including treatment providers and prevention partners; advocates and community partners; administrators; and federal agency representatives should attend.

When is the Listening Session on TLOA Tribal Justice Plan for Implementation?

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.   This is followed by a day of focus group meetings (9:00 – 3:00) with other presentations on coordinated issues including tribal action plans, JDAI and federal budgeting processes to support additional input from tribal and juvenile justice practitioners.

TULSA EVENTS:

OCT 2 All Day Violence Against Women Act Annual Tribal Consultation
OCT 3 Morning DOJ Grants (Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation) Consultation
OCT 3 Afternoon Tribal Justice, Safety and Wellness Session 15 – Tribal Justice Plan (TJP) Implementation Strategy Listening Session
OCT 4 All Day TJSW Breakout Workshops and Focus Groups

TJSW 15  Agenda at a Glance (check back for updates)

INTERDEPARTMENTAL TRIBAL JUSTICE, SAFETY AND WELLNESS SESSION 15

“CHARTING THE FUTURE”

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Listening Session on the TLOA Tribal Justice Plan (TJP) Implementation Strategy
1:00 p.m. – 1:10 p.m. WELCOME & OPENING COMMENTS
TRIBAL OFFICIALS
FEDERAL OFFICIALS
INTRODUCTION OF TRIBAL LEADERSHIP
1:10 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. TJP IMPLEMENTATION OVERVIEW AND UPDATE ON IMPLEMENTATION PLANS
1:40 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. TJP IMPLEMENTATION DISCUSSION: CHALLENGES
Tribal Leaders and participants will have opportunity to pose questions, state observations and provide comment on the implementation of the Tribal Justice Plan, with a focus on challenges.
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. BREAK
2:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. TJP IMPLEMENTATION DISCUSSION: STRATEGIES
Tribal Participants will have opportunity to pose questions, state observations and provided further comment on the implementation of the Tribal Justice Plan, with a focus on strategies.
4:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. NEXT STEPS & WRAP UP
ADJOURN
4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. TRADITIONAL CLOSING
Retire the Colors

Thursday, October 4th

INTERDEPARTMENTAL TRIBAL JUSTICE, SAFETY AND WELLNESS WORKSHOP TRAINING SESSIONS AND FOCUS GROUPS

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. REGISTRATION
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. CONCURRENT BREAKOUT WORKSHOPS/FOCUS GROUPS
GROUP 1 – Tribal Justice Plan Implementation – Alternatives to Incarceration Subcommittee Presentation (Multi-Agency)
GROUP 2 – Tribal Justice Plan Implementation – Tribal Justice System Infrastructure Subcommittee Presentation (Multi-Agency)
GROUP 3 – Tribal Justice Plan Implementation – Managing High Risk Offenders and Offender Reentry Subcommittee Presentation (Multi-Agency)
GROUP 4 – American Indian/Alaska Native Veterans Services (Department of Health and Human Services, Veterans Affairs)
GROUP 5 – National Survey of Tribal Court Systems, Bureau of Justice Statistics (Department of Justice)
GROUP 6 – Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation – Practitioners Session, Department of Justice
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. TRANSITION TO 2nd BREAKOUT WORKSHOPS/FOCUS GROUPS
10:45 a.m. –12:15 p.m. 2ND CONCURRENT BREAKOUT WORKSHOPS /FOCUS GROUPS
GROUP 1 – TJP Alternatives to Incarceration Focus Group: Assessment of Needs (Multi-Agency)
GROUP 2 –TJP Tribal Justice System Infrastructure Focus Group: Assessment of Need (Multi-Agency)
GROUP 3 – TJP – Managing High Risk Offenders and Offender Reentry Subcommittee Focus Group: Assessment of Needs (Multi-Agency)
GROUP 4 – American Indian/Alaska Native Veterans Services (Department of Health and Human Services, Veterans Affairs)
GROUP 5 – 2012 National Survey of Tribal Court Systems, Bureau of Justice Statistics, (Department of Justice)
GROUP 6 – Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation – Practitioners Session, Department of Justice (Continued)
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. LUNCH (ON YOUR OWN)
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 3rd CONCURRENT BREAKOUT WORKSHOPS/FOCUS GROUPS
GROUP 1 – TJP – Alternatives to Incarceration Focus Group: Strategies (Multi-Agency)
GROUP 2 – TJP – Tribal Justice Systems Infrastructure Focus Group: Strategies (Multi-Agency)
GROUP 3 – TJP –Managing High Risk Offenders and Offender Reentry Focus Group: Strategies (Multi-Agency)
GROUP 4 – Juvenile Justice/Tribal Youth Workshop, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Department of Justice)
GROUP 5 - Federal Budget Formulation and Grants Process (Department of Justice)
GROUP 6 – Grants Writing (Department of Justice)
3:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m. TRANSITION TO 4th BREAKOUT WORKSHOPS/FOCUS GROUPS
3:15 p.m. –4:45 p.m. 4th CONCURRENT BREAKOUT WORKSHOPS/FOCUS GROUPS
GROUP 1 – Suicide Prevention, (Department of Health and Human Services, Department of the Interior)
GROUP 2 – Federal Budget Formulation and Grants Process (Department of Justice)
GROUP 3- Tribal Law and Order Act Tribal Action Plans – Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention (Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Interior, Department of Justice)
GROUP 4 – Sexual Assault - Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)
GROUP 5 – Hate Crimes Prevention Act Focus Group/Training – Community Relations Service (Department of Justice)
GROUP 6 – Comprehensive Planning for Tribal Justice Systems (Department of Justice)
4:45 p.m. ADJOURN

Friday, October 5th

Travel Day – Return

Violence Against Women Act Annual Tribal Consultation and DOJ Grants Session