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American Indian Justice Conference

June 1, 2016
Casino Del Sol Resort
5655 W. Valencia Road
Tucson, AZ 85757
Preconference: June 14, 2016
Conference: June 15-16, 2016
Hosted by the Pascua Yaqui Tribe
Identify current trends and best practices for tribal justice systems to strengthen multi-disciplinary approaches to healing and justice. Explore four disciplinary tracks of training: Alcohol and substance abuse, tribal justice strategic planning, tribal courts, and tribal probation.
Conference Topics:
  • Transmission of maladaptive coping through epigenetics
  • Sentencing alternatives--looking beyond incarceration
  • Traditional approaches to adjudication
  • Theory, assessment, and treatment of complex trauma
  • Drug identification and recognition to support tribal justice

Pre-Conference Topics
Pre-tribal services, lessons learned, and alternatives to incarceration. A tour of Pascua Yaqui tribal courts will also be conducted.

Is this conference for you?

  • All federally recognized tribal affiliates working in courts, law enforcement, prosecution, probation, treatment, corrections, SORNA, and social service programs. Advocates, behavioral health professionals, community planners, social workers, counselors, tribal council members, reentry practitioners, cultural leaders, and others professionally involved in your tribal justice systems would also benefit.
  • BJA grantees funded through the Tribal Court Assistance Program (TCAP) and the Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (IASAP).

What will you gain?
Upon completion of the training, you will be able to:

  • Gain knowledge of new approaches and implementable strategies to build strong and sustainable tribal justice systems.
  • Discover what programs other tribes are using to create a positive imact in their community justice system.
  • Examine emerging issues that are relevant to tribal justice system development.

There is NO FEE to attend the pre-conference or conference; however, pre-registration for both events is required.

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Participants are responsible for costs and arrangements related to meals, travel, and lodging.

Conference Location, Dates and Times
Casino Del Sol Resort
5565 W. Valencia Road
Tucson, AZ 85757
(855) 765-7829

Pre-conference:     June 14,  12:30pm - 4:45pm

Conference:           June 15,  8:30am - 4:15pm
                               June 16, 8:30am - 4:00pm

If you experience technical difficulties during the registration process or have questions, contact (855) 866-2582, or For more infromation, visit