From the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention- On June 25, 2020, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) held a tribal consultation via webinar with 288 tribal leaders and representatives from across the country. The participants provided input on how OJJDP can collaborate with tribal communities to implement applicable provisions of the Juvenile Justice Reform Act (JJRA) as amended by the Juvenile Justice Reform Act (JJRA). During the consultation, OJJDP also sought feedback from tribes on how to increase their access to juvenile justice funding and improve federal and state coordination with tribal communities. OJJDP encouraged participants and those unable to participate to submit their input during a 120-day comment period following the webinar. OJJDP received a total of 31 comments during that timeframe. As a follow up to the consultation, OJJDP has issued the report, OJJDP Tribal Consultation Response. The report summarizes findings from the consultation, OJJDP's responses for resolving the issues discussed, feedback received during the comment period, and OJJDP action items to help build and maintain its support of tribal communities and their juvenile justice programs. The link to the full report is available below. The Tribal Consultation framing paper includes specific questions that were posed by OJJDP for input. Also view the agenda.
Full Report: https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/tribal-consultation-report