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.
Tribal Consultation Webinar
OJJDP provided an overview of the Tribal-related provisions of the JJDP Act as amended by the JJRA, facilitates discussions on how OJJDP can work with Tribes to implement provisions, and responded to questions about Tribes access to juvenile justice funding. OJJDP also encouraged participants and non-participants to submit feedback on the questions posed in the framing paper during the open comment period.
- Read the article, "Tribal Consultation Report Highlights OJJDP-Tribal Discussions, Commitments," in the OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2021 newsletter
- Read the article, "OJJDP Hosts Virtual Tribal Consultation," in the OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2020 newsletter
- Juvenile Justice Reform Act Tribal Provisions Fact Sheet