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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Professor Addie Rolnick to Attend Meeting on Tribal Juvenile Justice

Addie Rolnick is an associate professor of law at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

Professor Rolnick will attend the 2014 Tribal Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative Think Tank meeting in Tucson next week.

One of a select group of experts on juvenile justice in Indian country, Professor Rolnick will take part in a series of meetings designed to explore and facilitate the use of detention alternatives in tribal juvenile justice systems.

The meeting is sponsored by three organizations: the Annie E. Casey Foundation, an organization devoted to developing brighter futures for children at risk of poor educational, economic, social and health outcomes; the Association on American Indian Affairs, an organization whose mission is to promote the well-being of American Indian and Alaska Natives and provide programs that support their youth/education, cultural preservation and sovereignty; and the National Indian Child Welfare Association, a private, nonprofit membership group and the only national American Indian organization focused specifically on the tribal capacity to prevent child abuse and neglect.

Professor Rolnick's scholarship focuses on bridging gaps between civil rights, Critical Race Theory, federal Indian law, and indigenous rights.