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9th Annual American Indian Justice Conference

June 15-16, 2016 | Tucson, AZ
June 14, 2016 | Pre-Conference
Conference hosted by Pascua Yaqui Tribe

​Enhance your ability to combat alcohol and drug abuse in your tribal community. Recognize how trauma impacts drug and alcohol abuse in tribal communities. Identify current trends and best practices for tribal justice systems to strengthen multi-disciplinary approaches to healing and justice. Four disciplinary tracks of training are being offered:  alcohol and substance abuse, tribal justice strategic planning, tribal courts, and tribal probation.

Conference topics include:

  • 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

Arrive Early for the Pre-Conference June 14, 2016!
Pre-Conference topics include: Successes or pre-trial services, lessons learned, and alternatives to incarceration. A tour of Pascua Yaqui tribal courts will also be conducted.

Please note, you will be asked if participating in the pre-conference events on June 14th on the registration form for the conference.  Please use the "Register" link below to register for both events.

This conference has been approved by the U.S. DOJ


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 What will you gain?


​Upon completion of this conference, you will:

  • 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 impact in their community justice system
  • Examine emerging issues that are relevant to tribal justice system development

 Is this conference for you?


The following are encouraged to attend:

  • All federally recognized tribe affiliates working in courts, law enforcement, prosecution, probation, treatment, corrections, SORNA and social service programs. Advocates, behavioral health, community planners, social workers, counselors, tribal council members, reentry, cultural leaders, and others professionally involved in your justice system would also benefit.

  • BJA grantees funded through the Tribal Court Assistance Program (TCAP) and the Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (IASAP)

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Training & Lodging Location:
Casino Del Sol Resort
5655 W. Valencia Road
Tucson, AZ  85757

Registration fee:
No fee to attend the conference or pre-conference.
June 14  10:00am – 4:00pm
June 15  8:30am – 4:15pm
June 16  8:30am – 4:00pm
Lodging Rate
$89/night plus applicable taxes and fees. Attendees are responsible for their own travel/lodging costs.

*Reduced lodging rate available through May 20, 2016

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