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Justice Programs Council on Native American Affairs (JPCNAA)


The Justice Programs Council on Native American Affairs is the senior-level policy body chartered in 2005 by the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Assistant Attorney General to enhance coordination across OJP and to develop consistent tribal justice and safety policy and strategies.

The Assistant Attorney General chairs the council and the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General serves as the Vice-Chair. Council membership includes all senior-level OJP officials, who designate tribal liaisons from their respective offices.

The council meets semi-annually. The council helps to identify opportunities, programs, and address issues of concern to Indian Tribes and Native communities, coordinates, outreach and consultation on justice and safety issues affecting the American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native American population nationwide. The JPCNAA also serves as a liaison advisory body to other Department of Justice agencies, bureaus and offices that desire to participate on the council.


Date Created: July 2, 2021