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Tribal Notification when Native Youth are Involved in State or Local Juvenile Justice Systems

Culture as Prevention Webinar Series
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Given that the majority of Tribal youth reside outside of Indian country, any juvenile delinquency proceedings or criminal charges will likely involve state or local juvenile justice systems. The Indian Child Welfare Act does not require Tribal notification when a Tribal youth is involved in a state or local juvenile justice system. Thus, Tribes may be unaware of Tribal youth involvement in a state or local juvenile justice system. However, several states have adopted systems requiring notification to a Tribe when a Native American youth is involved in juvenile justice proceedings. These notification systems work to connect Tribal youth with their culture and to services available through the Tribe while the youth is involved in the state or local juvenile justice system. In this webinar, participants will learn more about the legal authority for and implementation of state Tribal notification systems. Faculty will include State and Tribal representatives who have implemented a notification system in their jurisdiction. 
This webinar is the first in a series titled Culture as Prevention. The training series is the result of a partnership between Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the National Indian Country Training Initiative. This webinar is available to all federal, state, local and Tribal juvenile justice and social service professionals, as well as those interested in exploring a Tribal notification system in their state. The training is free.

  • Registration deadline: May 9, 2023
  • Applicants will receive notification of their application status by May 10, 2023

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Date Created: April 14, 2023