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Title: For All My Relations: Respecting Families and Traditions
Corporate Author: National Indian Justice Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 477
Sponsoring Agency: National Indian Justice Ctr
Petaluma, CA 94952
National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
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NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Office for Victims of Crime
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Document: PDF
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume presents the agenda and presentation summaries, together with resource materials providing background information, for a national conference held in 1997 to address issues and improve victim services for Native American Indians.
Abstract: The conference brought together victims, victim advocates, volunteers, prosecutors, judicial and law enforcement personnel, social service and mental health professionals, and tribal leaders to share their knowledge, experiences, and ideas for developing programs that serve the needs of victims in Indian country. The conference focused on four areas: understanding victimization and its cycles, programs and administration, improving intra-agency and interagency cooperation, and crisis intervention and service providers. Presentations focused on the impacts of crime on victims, victim participation in the tribal justice system, victim advocacy and action, violence against women in Indian country, cultural sensitivity and differing approaches to advocacy, and victim and witness services. Workshops focused on gang violence, juvenile justice issues, child abuse and neglect, victim compensation, staff burnout and stress management, the development of interagency protocols to address domestic violence and child abuse, driving under the influence of alcohol, elder abuse, cultural sensitivity, forensic interviews, spiritual healing, tribal laws, methods of holding non-Indian offenders accountable for crimes in Indian country, community crisis response and crisis response teams, and the improvement of Federal and tribal responses to crimes on Indian reservations. Lists of presenters and participants, workshop evaluation forms, and reprints of journal articles and technical assistance materials
Main Term(s): Victim services
Index Term(s): American Indians; Criminal Justice System Response to Victims; Indian affairs; Indian justice; Reservation crimes; Reservation law enforcement; Victim reactions to the Criminal Justice System
Note: Strengthening Indian Nations Justice for Victims of Crime in Indian Country: Sixth National Conference, San Diego, California, January 23-25, 1997
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