DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL MARK R. FILIP
CONVENES ADVISORY COUNCIL ON TRIBAL ISSUES
WASHINGTON – Deputy Attorney General Mark R. Filip today opened the first meeting of the Department’s Advisory Council on Tribal Justice Issues. The council was formed by the Deputy Attorney General in April to periodically review and discuss issues and major actions affecting the Department’s work in Indian Country.
The goal of the council is to coordinate the actions of the many components at the Department involved in the issues and activities impacting Indian Country. The Council will provide a forum for these components to consider avenues and share ideas that would strengthen the Department’s dialogue with tribal governments about law enforcement and policy issues affecting Indian Country.
“The Advisory Council will enhance communication and cooperation between the many Justice Department components engaged in fighting crime on tribal lands and strengthening the special relationship the Department has with tribal communities," said Deputy Attorney General Filip.
The initial membership of the council includes eighteen Department of Justice offices and components involved in Indian Country activities, including the Office of Tribal Justice and the Office of the Deputy Attorney General.