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OJJDP News @ a Glance

This issue describes the efforts of children’s advocacy centers to offer victims therapy remotely. It also profiles a graduate of a reentry program and introduces a new section titled, “Tribal Connections.”
Message From the Acting Administrator
OJJDP Acting Administrator Chyrl Jones

New Publication

Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons: Law Enforcement & Prevention

This edition of the Department of Justice Journal of Federal Law and Practice focuses on law enforcement efforts and prevention issues surrounding missing or murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Featured articles highlight OJJDP’s AMBER Alert in Indian Country initiative and resources—such as forensic services, photo distribution, and legal and family services—that the OJJDP-supported National Center for Missing & Exploited Children provides at no cost to help address this most pressing issue.

Other articles highlight culturally based prevention strategies and jurisdictional solutions in Indian country; and sexual abuse, assault, and trafficking as comorbidities in missing or murdered indigenous populations.

Together, the articles in this issue provide valuable insight into the nature and scope of the problem and national efforts to address it.

View and download this publication.

Upcoming Event 

Understanding the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978:
April 29–30, 2021

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This webinar, hosted by the National Indian Child Welfare Association, will provide information on the basic legal requirements and implementation issues regarding the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) of 1978. Participants will learn how to successfully integrate other federal and state policies with ICWA—such as the Adoption and Safe Families Act—and support developing tribal and state agreements and other systems changes. This training includes information about the recent Bureau of Indian Affairs ICWA regulations and guidelines.

Registration is available online.

Date Created: April 15, 2021