Dear USET/USET SPF Family,
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued a Dear Tribal Leader Letter announcing Tribal consultations to address the unacceptably high rates of violent crime and missing or murdered Indigenous persons in Indian Country. These consultations are being held in response to a memorandum
issued by Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco, which established a DOJ Steering Committee to address the crisis of missing or murdered Indigenous persons and to consult with Tribal Leaders on its work. Specifically, the Steering Committee has been charged with reviewing and recommending changes to improve DOJ’s current guidance, policies, and practices on missing or murdered Indigenous persons in Indian Country.
The dates, times, and registration information for these consultations are as follows—
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 16, 2022 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm ET
Date/Time: Thursday, March 17, 2022 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm ET
DOJ has also released a Framing Paper for these consultations, which can be viewed by clicking here. Written comments are due on April 15, 2022 by 5:00pm ET and can be submitted to OTJ@usdoj.gov. Questions regarding these consultations should be directed to the DOJ Office of Tribal Justice at (202) 514-8812, or by email to OTJ@usdoj.gov.
For more information, please contact Brian Howard, USET SPF Senior Policy Analyst, at firstname.lastname@example.org.