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Office of Tribal Justice, U.S. Department of Justice - OTJ

Organization URL(s)

USAEO.DOJTribalConsultation@usdoj.gov
www.usdoj.gov/otj/index.html

Other Contact Information

Room 2200 Main Justice Building 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
202-514-8812 (Voice)
202-514-9078 (FAX)

Description

The Office of Tribal Justice is the primary point of contact for the Department of Justice with federally recognized Native American tribes, and advises the Department on legal and policy matters pertaining to Native Americans: Provide a single point of contact within the Department for meeting the broad and complex federal responsibilities owed to federally recognized Indian tribes. Promote internal uniformity of Department policies and litigating positions relating to Indian country. Advise Department components litigating, protecting or otherwise addressing Native American rights and/or related issues. Ensure that the Department clearly communicates policies and positions to tribal leaders. Maintain liaison with federally recognized tribes, and work with the appropriate federal, state, and local officials, professional associations, and public interest groups. Coordinate, together with the Office of Legislative Affairs, the Department's legislative efforts relating to Indian country.

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Review Date

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2011