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DOJ 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.


National Symposium on Child Protection in Indian Country



Tuesday – Thursday, March 9-11, 2010



Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort


1300 Tuyuna Trail


Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico


Tuesday, March 9, 2010



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



Opening Session



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




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



Stephanie C. LoConto, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Sex Offender


Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking  (SMART), OJP



Plenary Session:  Sex Offenders and Program Management  in Indian Country



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


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