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American Indian Justice Conference
Registration Information: Register here. This Conference is sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. No cost for registration, but participants must cover the costs of travel, lodging, and per diem/food. Click here to view the conference page.
The National American Indian Court Judges Association (NAICJA) and its collaborative partners will host the American Indian Justice Conference (AIJC) on the Agua Caliente Reservation in Southern California on December 7-8, 2017.
The goal of the AIJC is to provide training to enhance your tribal community’s response to combat alcohol and drug abuse, recognize how trauma impacts drug and alcohol abuse in tribal communities, and identify current trends and best practices for tribal justice systems to strengthen multi-disciplinary approaches to healing and justice. The five multi-disciplinary tracks include alcohol and substance abuse, tribal justice strategic planning, tribal courts, tribal security and probation, and tribal youth.
CTAS Purpose Area 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, and 9 grantees may use grant funds to attend the AIJC. Please confirm with your Program Manager that you have adequate travel and training funds remaining in your award.
For more information about the AIJC contact:
Ansley Sherman, firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-449-4112
SEE THE SAVE-THE-DATE: AICJ Save the Date FINAL.pdf
SEE THE AGENDA HERE
MORE INFORMATION HERE
This project was supported by Grant No. 2016-AC-BX-K004 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view or opinions in this training or website are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Pueblo of Isleta Tribal Court Tours
(In association with the 2017 NAICJA National Tribal Judicial and Court Personnel Conference)
***Note: If you are taking the free shuttle, please meet 15 minutes ahead of time at the Isleta Casino Valet area. Shuttles will leave 10 minutes before each tour.
Tour #1 -1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Tour #2 - 1:30 PM - 2:50 PM
Tour #3 - 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Tour #4 - 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Tour #5 -3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Pueblo of Isleta Tribal Court
3950 Hwy 47 SE,
Albuquerque, NM 87022
Contact Bridget McCleskey, NAICJA Conference Coordinator at:
Phone: (907) 854-9470
Opioid Addiction & Treatment in Tribal Communities
Thursday, October 5, 2017
12 pm PT / 1 pm MT / 2 pm CT / 3 pm ET (90 minutes)
Is your tribal court struggling to meet the needs of opioid addicts in your community? Do you want to know more about substance abuse treatment approaches for opioids and how they may affect participants in your court programs? Come join us for a FREE webinar to learn about opioid addiction and treatment!
Opioids are decimating communities across the nation. This webinar will discuss the challenges of opioid addiction and recovery. The rise of both prescription drug abuse and the return of heroin mean that many communities, particularly rural communities, are struggling with getting necessary services for treating opioid users. This is especially true of tribal communities. In addition, the journey to recovery for opioid users is long and complicated. Justice professionals who work with opioid users will benefit from having an understanding of the psychopharmacology behind opioid addiction and treatment for opioid addiction, including medically assisted treatment.
Wondering how to get started in developing a Healing to Wellness Court for your Tribe? In this free webinar you'll learn more about developing your vision and plan as well as hearing lessons learned. Join us, or even better, gather a team from your tribe to participate!
August 22, 2017 - 12:00pm PT, 1:00pm MT, 2:00pm CT, 3:00pm ET
Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts bring together community-healing resources with the tribal justice process, using a team approach to achieve the physical and spiritual healing of the participant and the well-being of the community. This webinar will walk participants through the visioning and foundation planning process to begin the development and implementation of a Healing to Wellness Court. Focus will be given to the key partners needed, as well as primary components that should eventually be reflected in your policies and procedures. You'll hear firsthand from seasoned tribal judges who will share reflections, tips, and lessons learned about their experience with developing their own Healing to Wellness Court.
Link to Register: https://ta2ta.org/webinars/registration/planning-the-healing-to-wellness-court-inspiration.html
Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts: Key Components & Standards
Free Webinar Session on:
Thursday, May 25, 2017 at
12 pm PT / 1 pm MT / 2 pm CT / 3 pm ET
Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts have experienced great success, even serving as models for other types of drug courts. Tribal Values and the Tribal Key Components are instrumental in their success. Come learn more!
The Tribal Key Components form the foundation of all tribal drug courts. The Adult Drug Court Standards represent the latest research-based best practices for what works within the drug court setting. Applicants for Wellness Court federal funding are now being asked to abide by both documents. This webinar overviews both the key components and the Standards, and discuss how they inter-relate. This webinar is designed for those less familiar with the Wellness Court model and those seeking to use these documents to apply for federal funding and/or integrate into their own Wellness Court.
· Gina Jackson (Te-Moak Western Shoshone), Program Director, National American Court Judges Association
· Hon. Carrie Garrow (Akwesasne Mohawk), Chief Judge, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Court
· Lauren van Schilfgaarde, Tribal Law Specialist (Cochiti Pueblo), Tribal Law and Policy Institute
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This project was supported by Grant No. 2016-AC-BX-K004 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view or opinions in this webinar are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Free Webinar Session on: Monday, April 24, 2017 at
Tired of looking to the outside for answers? It’s time to turn around and look within your own communities for strength.
Peacemaking is not alternative dispute resolution to Native communities- it is the original, traditional way our communities managed to work through disputes for centuries before tribal courts were created. Because of natural limitations inherent in tribal courts, there is increasing interest in the continuation and revitalization of those traditional ways.
Gina Jackson (Te-Moak Western Shoshone), Program Director, National American Court Judges Association
Closed captioning will be provided. If you have further questions regarding this webinar, please contact Alicia Lord at email@example.com.
The National American Indian Court Judges Association (NAICJA) invites presentation proposals for the 48th Annual National Tribal Judicial and Court Personnel Conference which will be held October 10-13, 2017, at the beautiful Isleta Resort & Casino in Albuquerque, NM. NAICJA’s Annual Conference offers innovative and timely tribal justice information through high quality presentations by national experts.
The theme of this year’s conference is, “Tribal Justice: Building and Strengthening Relationships and Partnerships.” NAICJA is featuring topics that highlight ways in which American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and First Nations justice systems are building and strengthening relationships between tribes, states, federal agencies, and organizations including the philanthropic sector. We are especially interested in presentations that focus on collaboration and partnerships, tribal sovereignty, international frameworks for understanding indigenous principles and topics, promising Indian child welfare practices, court security, and other areas of interest to court clerks and court personnel.
Full details available here: NAICJA 2017 Presentation RFP Final.
This is your opportunity to share your expertise and display your creativity by developing an original program for presentation. Proposals specifically tailored to meet the needs of the 300-person NAICJA audience are strongly preferred. Proposals are due on or before Monday, May 1, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. (MST).
The 2017 National Tribal Judicial and Court Personnel Conference will take place at the Isleta Resort & Casino in Albuquerque, NM on October 10-13, 2017!
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Scholarships for Tribal Judges to Attend the 2016 National Tribal Judicial and Court Personnel Conference
Through the generosity of Casey Family Programs' Indian Child Welfare Programs, NAICJA is making available a limited number of scholarships to assist tribal judges to attend the 2016 National Tribal Judicial and Court Clerks Conference. The need-based scholarships consist of assistance with the Conference Fees (not to exceed $450.) Only judges or peacemakers hearing Indian child welfare matters are eligible for funding. Scholarship recipients must attend all Indian child welfare-related training sessions and the pre-conference Indian Child Welfare Act Roundtable.
Interested applicants should act fast. Scholarships are issued on a first come, first serve basis until funding is exhausted.
For more information on the the 2016 National Tribal Judicial and Court Clerks Conference, please visit our CONFERENCE PAGE.
Only judges or peacemakers hearing Indian child welfare matters (or child abuse and neglect/dependency cases) are eligible for funding.
How to Apply:
Please submit your completed scholarship FORM online.
NAICJA will be holding a raffle and silent auction as a fundraising event during the 47th Annual Conference at the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, in Cabazon, California. The conference will take place October 18-21, 2016. We expect approximately 300 participants, and all the funds raised from this event will be used to support NAICJA and future conferences.
We are in the process of collecting merchandise for the silent auction. Please consider supp0rting our event by donating gift certificates, merchandise or services. In exchange, you will receive some excellent exposure and advertising. The merchandise will be displayed throughout the conference. After the event, should you desire, a thank you will be listed on the NAICJA Website and Facebook. If you are an individual member or your company cannot donate an item please consider calling a few places in your surrounding community to see if they would be willing to donate an item to our silent auction.
If you have any questions, Judge Susan Wells at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 907-252-2903. Additionally, if you do have a donation, please send Susan a description in advance to her email address so that we can begin to set up our auction item advertising and signage.
THANK YOU in advance for considering a contribution to this fun event and for your continued support of NAICJA.
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