U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom kicked off a three-day, multi-state Indian Country Conference today (TUE) at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence. Grissom says the U.S. Department of Justice is committed to developing relationships with tribal authorities to improve public safety.
Grissom says the conference, which runs through Thursday, will include sessions on domestic violence, gang violence, human trafficking, fraud and white collar crimes on reservation lands, child exploitation investigations, and working with crime victims who have disabilities. U.S. Attorneys from Nebraska and the Northern District of Iowa are also taking part in the conference.