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A Brighter Future: Pre-Release and Reentry into the Community

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Broadcast live on May 18, 2011, this was the final webinar in a four-part series of interactive, working 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).

These detention-focused webinars were 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) jointly hosted these webinars, sponsored by a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), U.S. Department of Justice.

The May 18 webinar provided a brief informational overview on:
• pre-release issues and challenges of reentry faced by Native prisoners;
• tribal community response and support during the reentry phase; and 
• strategies for the future.

Following the introductory overview, the major focus of this working webinar was gathering input and feedback and answering questions from tribal leaders, justice professionals, and various other stakeholders.

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