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Tribal Prosecutor

  • Estate Planning for Tribal Elders: Wills, Powers of Attorney, “Five Wishes” preparation.
  • Presenting Officer in Tribal and State Courts for Indian Child Welfare cases involving abuse and neglect of children.
  • Presenting Officer for Guardianship/Conservatorship cases at request of Tribal Court.
  • Witness Assistance Program.
  • Documentation and Collaboration with GTB Membership Department regarding state ICWA actions involving children who are members or eligible for membership in GTB, including out of state actions.
  • Protection of the public safety through prosecution of crimes involving adults and juveniles.
  • Compliance with Sex Offender Registration and Notification requirements of the Adam Walsh Act.
  • Offer advice in civil matters to Tribal Elders
  • Protection of victims of crime through prosecution of crimes involving victims.
  • Referral to diversion programs, such as Peacemaking and Drug Court, as an alternative to formal prosecution in certain appropriate cases.
  • General advice and counsel to Tribal members
  • Collaboration with Tribal Court personnel to offer instruction in sober activities for Drug Court clients and probationers.

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