ABA House of Delegates Urges Quick Implementation of Recommendations of Attorney General Taskforce

On August 4, 2015, the American Bar Association House of Delegates unanimously adopted Resolution 113, which adopts and urges prompt implementation by the Administration, Congress, and state and tribal governments of specific recommendations contained in the November 2014 report of the U.S. Attorney General’s Advisory Committee on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence, entitled Ending Violence So Children Can Thrive. The resolution was co-sponsored by the National Native American Bar Association. NNABA member Jerry Gardner and NNABA board member Lauren van Schilfgaarde assisted in the drafting and initial push for the resolution through the ABA Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities, newly renamed as the Section on Civil Rights and Social Justice, which also sponsored the Resolution.

Here’s the ABA link to the resolution: http://www.americanbar.org/news/reporter_resources/annual-meeting-2015/house-of-delegates-resolutions/113.html.