Monday December 5, 2016

Inter-Tribal Working Group on VAWA Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction 
Date: Monday December 5th (all day) 
Location: Renaissance Hotel - Catalina Room
Event Description: This will be the 7th in-person meeting of the Inter-Tribal Working Group (ITWG) on VAWA Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction (SDVCJ) which focuses on implementation of the enhanced tribal criminal jurisdiction provisions of VAWA 2013. For further information on VAWA SDVCJ, please visit: www.NCAI.org/tribal-vawa; www.tribal-institute.org/lists/vawa_2013.htm; and www.TribalProtectionOrder.org.
Sponsoring Agency: This is an Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) funded technical assistance event organized by the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), the Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI), and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ).
Intended Audience: Inter-Tribal Working Group members and relevant federal agency representatives.  
Registration Process: NCAI has established a registration process for this ITWG meeting Here. If you are not a member of the working group and are interested in attending the meeting, please contact NCAI.  
Information: (Agenda) For more information, please contact Virginia Davis at vdavis@NCAI.org.
Convening of Tribes Working on a Title IV-E Plan Dates: Monday December 5th and Tuesday December 6th   
Location: Renaissance Hotel - Mojave Learning Center
Event Description: The purpose of this event is to convene tribes working on a Title IV-E plan to access federal funding for a tribe to operate a foster care, adoption assistance and guardianship assistance program. Technical assistance of federal requirements will be provided and peer-to-peer sharing/learning will be encouraged. Tribes will also be provided information on how to access programmatic technical assistance from the Capacity Building Center for Tribes.
Sponsoring Agency: Children's Bureau in the Administration for Children and Families of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Intended Audience: This is a closed event for the 15 tribes actively working on a tribal Title IV-E plan to operate foster care, adoption assistance and guardianship programs or whose plan has been approved plus 5 new grantees. 
Registration Process: Please click on the following link to register:  https://www.regonline.com/IV-Meeting 
Information: (Agenda) For more information, please contact Eileen West at eileen.west@acf.hhs.gov.

Tuesday December 6, 2016

Office on Violence Against Women Annual Tribal Consultation  
Date: Tuesday December 6th (all day) 
Location: Renaissance Hotel – California Ballroom  
Event Description: The 11th Annual Tribal Consultation for the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) has been scheduled for Tuesday, December 6, 2016, on the reservation of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians in Palm Springs, California. The consultation will take place prior to the 15th National Indian Nations Conference: Justice for Victims of Crime, which is scheduled for December 8th 10th in the same location at the Renaissance Palm Springs. The Department of Justice will be joined by colleagues from the United States Department of Health and Human Services and Department of the Interior. The purpose of the violence against women government-to-government consultation is to solicit recommendations from tribal government leaders on the following three topics:
  • Enhancing the safety of American Indian and Alaska Native women from domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sex trafficking;
  • Strengthening the Federal response to the crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking and sex trafficking; and
  • Administering grant funds appropriated for tribal governments and programs created to benefit tribal governments by the original Violence Against Women Act and subsequent legislation.
A copy of the 2015 Government-to-Government Violence Against Women Tribal Consultation is posted on the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) website. 
Sponsoring Agency: This is an Office on Violence Against Women event 
Intended Audience: Tribal Leaders (Tribal Leader invitation letter)
Registration Process: Please visit www.ovwconsultation.org for registration information and logistical details. We kindly invite you to Register Now.
Information: For more information, please contact Lorraine Edmo at lorraine.edmo@usdoj.gov.

Stakeholder Meeting - Vision 21: Tribal Victim Services Resource Mapping Tool 
Date: Tuesday December 6th (3:00 – 6:00 pm)
Location: Renaissance Hotel - Chino A/B
Event Description: During this meeting, the National Center for Victims of Crime and its partners will deliver an overview of the project, and share important updates from the first year, which include the findings from five (5) focus groups in Alaska Native and urban Indian communities. There will also be discussions on the types of services to be included in the tool, as well as the data to be collected from each resource listed. This meeting will require a high-level of involvement from participants in order to create a comprehensive tribal victim services resource mapping tool. Participants will be asked to share input on the web layout of the tool. Following the meeting, participants are instructed to gather information relevant to this project as they attend the remainder of the Indian Nations Conference.
Sponsoring Agency: The Office for Victims of Crime of the U.S. Department of Justice has funded the National Center for Victims of Crime, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), and the Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI) to create a web-based resource mapping tool that would: (1) Link AI/AN survivors of crime and abuse to services anywhere in the country, and; (2) Help identify gaps in the network of existing services.
Intended Audience: This event includes project stakeholders, but it is also open to other organizations representing tribal victim services and individuals that work with American Indian and Alaska Native victims/survivors of crime.
Registration Process/Information: (Agenda) For more information, please contact Samantha Wauls at: SWauls@ncvc.org 

Walking with Youth: Trauma Informed, Culturally Based Justice & Healing
Dates: Tuesday December 6th and Wednesday December 7th (all day both days) with Evening Cultural Sharing from 7:00 - 9:00 pm on Monday December 5th 
Event Description: This gathering brings together programs for Tribal youth that are funded through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, to build community by sharing successes and challenges in creating, expanding and sustaining innovative, developmentally appropriate and culturally relevant approaches for supporting tribal youth. Programs will learn from their peers and from leaders in the fields of youth development, juvenile justice, trauma-informed care and culturally based tribally specific teachings and practices.
Sponsoring Agency: This is an Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) funded technical assistance event organized by the OJJDP Tribal Youth Program (TYP) Training and Technical Assistance Center. 
Intended Audience: This is a closed event for OJJDP’s Tribal Youth Programs and Healing to Wellness Court grantees nationally, including Alaska.  
Registration Process: Not yet established.
Information (AgendaFor more information, please contact Kara McDonagh at: Kara.McDonagh@usdoj.gov 

Convening of Tribes Working on a Title IV-E Plan
Dates: Monday December 5th and Tuesday December 6th  
Location: Renaissance Hotel - Mojave Learning Center
Event Description: The purpose of this event is to convene tribes working on a Title IV-E plan to access federal funding for a tribe to operate a foster care, adoption assistance and guardianship assistance program. Technical assistance of federal requirements will be provided and peer-to-peer sharing/learning will be encouraged. Tribes will also be provided information on how to access programmatic technical assistance from the Capacity Building Center for Tribes.
Sponsoring Agency: Children's Bureau in the Administration for Children and Families of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Intended Audience: This is a closed event for the 15 tribes actively working on a tribal Title IV-E plan to operate foster care, adoption assistance and guardianship programs or whose plan has been approved plus 5 new grantees. 
Registration ProcessPlease click on the following link to register:  https://www.regonline.com/IV-Meeting
Information(AgendaFor more information, please contact Eileen West at eileen.west@acf.hhs.gov 

Wednesday December 7, 2016

Office for Victims of Crime Listening Session and Open Discussion concerning Tribal Victim Service Needs for the AI/AN Community
Date: Wednesday December 7th (9:00 am – 11:30 am)
Location: Palm Springs Convention Center - SmokeTree A/B/C
Event Description: The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) welcomes the tribal community to participate in a guided, open discussion regarding victim services needs in their community.  During this session, OVC will seek input on the following questions: 
1) What are the barriers and obstacles your communities face incorporating tribal victim services into your justice system? 
2) Are there resources missing for victims who need services for on-going long-term recovery? Tell us about that. 
3) Are there underserved populations/un-responded to victims in your community and what types of assistance and services do they need?  
4) What type of technical assistance/training resources are needed to establish/maintain victim services programming?
Sponsoring Agency: This is an Office for Victims of Crime event.
Intended Audience: Anyone interested in American Indian/Alaska Native Tribal Victim Service Needs
Registration Process: No registration needed
Information: For more information, please contact Anne Hamilton at: Anne.Hamilton@usdoj.gov 

Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Orientation  
Date: Wednesday December 7th (all day) 
Location: Palm Springs Convention Center - Primrose B
Event Description: The Department of Justice Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Committee will be conducting the FY 2016 CTAS Orientation workshop on December 7, 2016. The CTAS Orientation workshop is designed to provide CTAS grant recipients with the tools and guidance necessary to implement and operate programs funded under the FY 2016 CTAS initiative. Participants will: 1) learn grant management strategies to ensure the successful implementation of their CTAS projects; 2) explore the fundamentals of financial management including common mistakes grant recipients make when managing grants; and 3) engage in discussions on topics including risk mitigation; keys to preventing and detecting fraud; and conflicts of interest.
(Agenda)
Sponsoring Agency: United States Department of Justice 
Intended Audience: Representatives from Tribes Awarded FY 2016 CTAS Grants
Information: For more information, please contact Joell Schigur, 920-735-2592, schigur@fvtc.edu

Walking with Youth: Trauma Informed, Culturally Based Justice & Healing
Dates: Tuesday December 6th and Wednesday December 7th (all day both days) with Evening Cultural Sharing from 7:00 - 9:00 pm on Monday December 5th 
Event Description: This gathering brings together programs for Tribal youth that are funded through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, to build community by sharing successes and challenges in creating, expanding and sustaining innovative, developmentally appropriate and culturally relevant approaches for supporting tribal youth. Programs will learn from their peers and from leaders in the fields of youth development, juvenile justice, trauma-informed care and culturally based tribally specific teachings and practices.
Sponsoring Agency: This is an Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) funded technical assistance event organized by the OJJDP Tribal Youth Program (TYP) Training and Technical Assistance Center. 
Intended Audience: This is a closed event for OJJDP’s Tribal Youth Programs and Healing to Wellness Court grantees nationally, including Alaska.  
Registration Process: Not yet established.
Information: (Agenda) For more information, please contact Kara McDonagh at: Kara.McDonagh@usdoj.gov