VAWA Tribal Trial Advocacy Skills Training at Eastern Band Cherokee


August 24-26, 2016
Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation Cherokee, North Carolina

The BIA Office of Justice Services and the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation present a free training for tribal judges, prosecutors, public defenders and tribal leaders in trial advocacy skills and the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Special Domestic Violence Jurisdiction over Non-Indians.

Presenters Include:

Jill Rose, United States Attorney, Western District of North Carolina
Hon. Steve Aycock, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
John Pritchard, Assistant United States Attorney and Tribal Liaison, Western District of North Carolina
Leslie Hagan, National Indian Country Training Coordinator for the Justice

The Training is free of charge, but travel and lodging are at the participant’s expense. Rooms have been reserved at the Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort at a conference rate of $129 a night. Call 1-866-503-3904 to reserve rooms and use the conference code S08VAWA.

Please email and return the attached registration form to Tessa Turnbow at

One thought on “VAWA Tribal Trial Advocacy Skills Training at Eastern Band Cherokee

  1. Dennis A Alex July 6, 2016 / 9:55 pm

    I have attended several meetings and conferences where I have asked WHY? are police not at these meetings. The officers are the first people the victim will come in contact with from the justice system and from this point I know that it will determine where the case will go. It will depend on how the officer has been trained and what he/she did at the scene who he/she interviewed what evidence was gathered. Also were witnesses interviewed, was the suspect interviewed at the scene or was he gone when the officer arrived? Was the suspect later arrested by warrant? I ask these question because I’m a retired Minneapolis Sergeant, last assignment was Domestic Abuse and handles hundreds of these cases. Just Sayin!… my two cents.

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