Sponsored by:  Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)Eastern Kentucky University, Training Resource Center and Screened Images Multimedia (SIM)


Holding Up Both Ends of the Sky: Juvenile Justice Partners in Indian Country
Tuesday, July 1, 2003 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Preventionís (OJJDP's) Tribal Youth Program supports and enhances tribal efforts to prevent and control delinquency and improve the juvenile justice system for American Indian and Alaska Native youth. The Tribal Youth Program also provides mental health and substance abuse services to American Indian and Alaska Native youth.

This live, national videoconference will be broadcast from Window Rock, AZ, the seat of government of the Navajo Nation, and will provide an overview of the purpose, authority, background and funding for the Tribal Youth Program. Tribal youth programs currently operating in six tribes will be featured, and information on resources available to tribal youth programs, state and local policymakers and others working on behalf of tribal youth will be highlighted.

Broadcast Objectives

  • Address juvenile justice issues in Indian Country
  • Showcase promising programs in OJJDPís Tribal Youth Program
  • Highlight resources available to the tribal community


This broadcast is designed for anyone concerned with tribal youth, including tribal, federal and state policymakers; state directors of juvenile justice; judges; local community leaders; juvenile justice researchers; law enforcement; educators; school administrators; probation officials; and social service/child welfare officials.

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To register to host the teleconference, fill out and submit the Satellite Downlink Registration Form. Information for the site facilitator (host) will be available at the Teleconference Resource Page.

To register to view the teleconference live online through streaming video, fill out and submit the Online Viewing Registration Form. Information for online viewers will be available at the Teleconference Resource Page.

If you would like to view the videoconference at a downlink facility, please go to the Registered Downlink Sites Page to locate a registered site in your area. Contact the closest site near you to register for the teleconference.

Video Rights

You are encouraged to videotape the broadcast for use as a future resource. No rights are reserved by OJJDP or its contractors, the Juvenile Justice Telecommunications Assistance Project (JJTAP). This broadcast will be closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.

The Juvenile Justice Teleconference Website
For More information, please contact:
'Jenny McWilliams' at 859-622-6671
email: ekujjtap@aol.com