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Detention in Indian Country--Four-part Webinar Series


Overhauling the System: A Long Term Plan to Address Detention in Indian Country

March 30, 2011 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)





Please join us for the first in a four-part series of interactive webinars designed to focus on developing clear, concise policy recommendations for inclusion in any long-term detention plan submitted to Congress under the Tribal Law & Order Act (TLOA).

This four-part series will kick-off on Wednesday, March 30, with a webinar occurring every two weeks until May 11: (Please note all webinars are Eastern Time)

March 30, 2011 --  2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Overhauling the System: A Long Term Plan
to Address Detention in Indian Country       

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Remaining Events in the Webinar Series:

  • April 13, 2011 -- 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Exploring New Approaches: Alternatives to Incarceration, Multi-Purpose Justice Centers, and Treatment Centers  
  • April 27, 2011 -- 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Bricks and Mortar: Facility Construction and Operation  
  • May 11, 2011 -- 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    A Brighter Future: Pre-release and Reentry Into the Community


These detention-focused webinars are part of a larger webinar series that aims to enhance tribal and state collaboration and highlight the benefits of intergovernmental coordination. The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) will jointly host the upcoming webinars, sponsored by a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), U.S. Department of Justice. 

Speakers for the March 30 webinar include: A. Elizabeth Griffith, Associate Deputy Director for Policy at the DOJ’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, and Carla Flanagan, Associate Director for Corrections within the BIA’s Office of Justice Services.  This webinar will provide a brief informational overview of:

  • - the basic structure of the long-term detention report mandated by the TLOA;
  • - the process for input; and 
  • - a summary of federal progress thus far. 

Following the introductory overview, the major focus of this working webinar will be to gather input and feedback and answer questions from tribal leaders, justice professionals, and other stakeholders. If you have questions or concerns regarding this announcement, please contact Kay Chopard Cohen at or Katy Jackman at  

We look forward to your participation!

System Requirements

PC-based attendees          
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP, 2003 Server or 2000

Macintosh®-based attendees          
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer





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Founded in 1944, the National Congress of American Indians is the oldest, largest and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization in the country. NCAI advocates on behalf of tribal governments, promoting strong tribal-federal government-to-government policies, and promoting a better understanding among the general public regarding American Indian and Alaska Native governments, people and rights.



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