Task Force Advisory Committee on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed To Violence To Hold First Public Hearing
November 22, 2013
The Advisory Committee of the Attorney General's Task Force on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence (advisory committee) will hold its first public hearing in Bismarck, ND, on December 9, 2013. This hearing will focus on the scope and impact of violence on children in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. The advisory committee includes tribal members and national experts in American Indian studies, child health and trauma, victim services, and child welfare and law. The advisory committee will hold additional hearings early in 2014 in Phoenix, AZ; Fort Lauderdale, FL; and Anchorage, AK, and several listening sessions throughout the year. In late 2014, the advisory committee will submit a final report to the Attorney General offering policy recommendations to address the impact of violence on tribal youth through innovative programs and practices rooted in traditional tribal customs and healing rituals.
The creation of the advisory committee was in response to a recommendation in the "Report of the Attorney General's National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence," released in December 2012 as part of the Attorney General's Defending Childhood Initiative.
Order a print copy of the “Report of the Attorney General’s National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence."
Read “The Justice Blog” post of Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs Karol Mason on the impact of violence on children in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
Learn more about OJJDP's programs for tribal youth.