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DOJ Discussion on Violent Crime in Native Communities

March 17, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT

We are pleased to invite you to government-to-government consultations with the Department of Justice (DOJ), which will discuss DOJ’s efforts to address the unacceptably high rate of violent crime in Native communities, including the rates of missing or murdered indigenous persons. Deputy Attorney General Monaco recently issued a memorandum establishing the Department’s Steering Committee to address the crisis of missing or murdered indigenous persons and required that the Steering Committee consult with Tribal leaders on its work. As the Deputy Attorney General noted in that memo, challenges faced by Tribes are best met by Tribally-driven solutions, so outreach and communication with Tribes will be fundamental to DOJ’s efforts to promote public safety in Tribal communities. To support our discussion, we will follow up separately with a framing paper.

Please note that you will be asked to provide your name, Tribal affiliation, and email when registering or joining the call. We welcome written comments until the close of business on April 15, 2022. Please submit them via email to OTJ@usdoj.gov.
If you have questions, please contact the Office of Tribal Justice at (202) 514-8812 or OTJ@usdoj.gov. We hope you will be able to participate in this important government-to-government consultation and look forward to working with you.