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Wed April 16, 2014
Justice officials meet to address impacts of violence on Native children
A federal Department of Justice advisory committee studying issues related to children's' exposure to violence in Native American or Alaska Native communities is meeting this week in Florida.
Montana U.S. Attorney Michael Cotter is there to share details about a pilot project taking place among the Chippewa Cree Tribe on Eastern Montana's Rocky Boy Reservation.
In tonight's feature interview, Cotter and D-o-J's Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Robert Listenbee, discuss the scourge of violence on some tribal communities and what's being done about it.
Listenbee opens the discussion with some of the work that's been accomplished to date: