Webinar 1 – “Tribal Initiatives: Tribal Public Defense and How to Use Existing Resources to Provide Holistic Defense in Tribal Communities”


Due To Unforeseen Circumstances This Webinar Event Has Been Rescheduled For Tuesday, January 13, 2015 from 12:00 – 1:30 P.M. (AKST)



Tuesday, January 13, 2015 from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. (AKST)


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As tribal governments consider expanding their jurisdiction through the Tribal Law and Order Act, providing effective assistance of counsel to the accused is at the forefront.  This webinar discusses one model of public defense and how it can be adapted to fit any community.  With technical assistance from the Center for Holistic Defense at the Bronx Defenders in New York, the Tribal Defenders for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes in Montana use holistic defense to work toward solutions for their clients who struggle with the criminal justice system.  Learn how in-house psychological and social work services as well as existing resources in your community can improve client outcomes.



  • Ann Sherwood, Attorney, Defenders Office of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
  •  Alex Sierck, Project Director of the Center for Holistic Defense, Bronx Defenders


  • A. Nikki Borchardt Campbell, Program Administrator, NAICJA
  • Francine Jaramillo, Staff Attorney, American Indian Law Center, Inc.

This webinar series is supported by Grant No. 2011-AL-BX-K002 awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.


Questions? Contact Francine Jaramillo at jaramillo@law.unm.edu or call (505) 277-5462