The health, wellness, and safety of Native people and Tribal communities are severely impacted by the disproportionate rates of imprisonment and recidivism in the United States. This session will be in a panel format and will focus on effective reentry strategies in Tribal communities, share a multitude of effective resources, and highlight guidance from the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Planning a Reentry Program: A Toolkit for Tribal Communities released in October 2021. The discussion will also focus on the importance of Tribal-State partnerships in reducing incarceration and recidivism and methods.
Moderated by the American Institutes for Research's Stephanie Autumn, presenters include:
- Janel McFeat, Reentry Coordinator, Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, Washington
- Tony Fish, Program Manager, Muscogee (Creek) Nation Reintegration Program, Oklahoma
- Hazel Hindsley, St Croix Tribal ORP/Program Director, Band of Chippewa Indians, Wisconsin
- Elise Townsend, Reentry Coordinator, Pascua Yaqui Tribe, Arizona