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*******MEDIA ADVISORY*******

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE TO CONVENE SYMPOSIUM
ON CHILD PROTECTION IN INDIAN COUNTRY

WASHINGTON - The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) will convene the National Symposium on Child Protection in Indian Country on Tuesday, March 9, through Thursday, March 11, 2010. Organized and sponsored by OJP's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and the Santa Ana Pueblo, the symposium will bring together teams from more than 60 tribes comprised of individuals representing law enforcement, child protection and tribal leadership. Symposium sessions will focus on creating a multidisciplinary approach and coordinated community/tribal-based effort to prevent, interdict and respond to child abuse, neglect and exploitation.

 

What:

National Symposium on Child Protection in Indian Country

When:

Tuesday Thursday, March 9-11, 2010

Where:

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort
1300 Tuyuna Trail
Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Who:       

Ronald Laney, Associate Administrator, OJJDP
Gena Tyner-Dawson, Senior Advisor to the Assistant Attorney General for Tribal Affairs, OJP
Larry J. Echo Hawk, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior
Jeff Slowikowski, Acting Administrator, OJJDP
Greg Fouratt, U.S. Attorney, District of New Mexico
Jefferson Keel, President, National Congress of American Indians

What:

Opening Session

When:

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. MST

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Larry J. Echo Hawk, Assistant Secretary, Indian Affairs U.S. Department of the Interior

Luncheon Speaker: Safe Communities in Indian Country

12:30 1:45 p.m. MST

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Who:       

Stephanie C. LoConto, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART), OJP

What:

Plenary Session: Sex Offenders and Program Management in Indian Country

When:

8:30 -10:00 a.m. MST

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Gena Tyner-Dawson, Senior Advisor to the Assistant Attorney General for Tribal Affairs, OJP

Department of Justice FY 2010 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation Session

10:15-11:45 a.m. MST

Today's announcement is part of the Justice Department's ongoing initiative to increase engagement, coordination and action on public safety in tribal communities.

NOTE: All media must present government-issued photo I.D. (such as a driver's license) and valid media credentials. Media inquiries regarding logistics should be directed to Sarah Matz at (202) 598-3571.