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  • Wednesday, July 21, 2010
  • Contact: Office of Justice Programs
  • (202) 307-0703

Weekly News Brief

Media Availability Wednesday, July 21, in Santa Fe, N.M., Will Highlight Tribal Youth SummitóMary Lou Leary, OJPís Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, and other representatives of the Department of Justice will be available on Wednesday, July 21, at 5:15 p.m. (MDT) in Santa Fe, N.M., to discuss the Departmentís programs for Tribal Youth and the Tribal Youth Summit. More than 110 American Indian and Alaska native youth representing 21 tribal communities are participating in the summit which runs July 19-23.

Where: Institute of American Indian Art
           83 Avan Nu Po Road
           Sante Fe, NM

NOTE: All media must present government-issued photo I.D. (such as driverís license) as well as valid media credentials. Direct press inquiries to Adam Spector, (202) 307-3912.

BJA Acting Director Jim Burch to Testify on Thursday, July 22, about Alternatives to IncarcerationóIn testimony before the House Oversight and Investigation Subcommittee on Domestic Policy, Jim Burch, Acting Director of OJPís Bureau of Justice Assistance, will discuss problem-solving courts and other programs designed as alternatives to incarceration. The hearing begins at 2 p.m. EDT in Room 2154, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C. Direct press inquiries to Sarah Matz, (202) 616-0270.

Journal of Court Innovation Focuses on Tribal Justice - The Tribal Justice Exchange, supported by OJP's Bureau of Justice Assistance, and other topics related to tribal courts in the United States are discussed in the Fall 2009 issue of the Journal of Court Innovation.