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OJJDP FY 2013 Support to the Attorney General's Task Force on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $750,000)

The Attorney General's National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence recommended the creation of a federal task force to examine the needs of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) children exposed to violence. This new task force will have a federal advisory committee of experts that the Attorney General will convene to examine the pervasive problems associated with AI/AN children's exposure to violence. This AI/AN Advisory Committee will review the recommendations from the Report of the Attorney General's National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence to determine how they may be applied in Indian Country and where there may be areas for further exploration as it relates to AI/AN children's exposure to violence.

The Tribal Law and Policy Institute will use OJJDP funding to support the AI/AN Advisory Committee by: 1) providing all necessary administrative and editorial support for the advisory committee and the hearings, listening sessions and other communications regarding the advisory committee; 2) assisting the advisory committee by conducting at least 4 public hearings and 6 listening sessions; 3) writing a final report that includes findings and policy recommendations on AI/AN children exposed to violence that are relevant to federal, tribal, state and local governments; 4) developing and implementing a strategic plan for responding to a wide range of support requests to ensure timeliness of technical assistance and service delivery; and 5) completing special tasks as requested by the Department of Justice.

Date Created: September 16, 2013