[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 172 (Thursday, September 5, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 54678-54679]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-21597]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Office of Justice Programs

[OJP (OJJDP) Docket No. 1630]


Establishment of the Attorney General's Advisory Committee of the 
Task Force on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to 
Violence

AGENCY: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), 
DOJ.

ACTION: Notice of establishment of a federal advisory committee.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 
U.S.C. Appendix 2), the Department of Justice announces the 
establishment of the Advisory Committee of the Attorney General's Task 
Force on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence 
(hereinafter, the ``AI/AN Advisory Committee''). The AI/AN Advisory 
Committee will advise the Attorney General on a broad array of issues 
relating to addressing the problem of AI/AN children exposed to 
violence in the United States.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Antal, Designated Federal Officer, 
AI/AN Advisory Committee at (202) 514-1289, or by email at 
james.antal@usdoj.gov.

ADDRESSES: All questions should be submitted to the Designated Federal 
Officer, Advisory Committee of the

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Attorney General's Task Force on American Indian/Alaska Native Children 
Exposed to Violence, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency 
Prevention, Room 5312, 810 Seventh Street NW., Washington, DC 20531. 
Federal Express, Airborne, or UPS, mail delivery should be addressed to 
the same as above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background and Authority

    Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 
U.S.C. Appendix 2), the Department of Justice announces the 
establishment of the AI/AN Advisory Committee. The AI/AN Advisory 
Committee will advise the Attorney General on a broad array of issues 
relating to addressing the problem of AI/AN children exposed to 
violence in the United States. The AI/AN Advisory Committee is 
necessary and in the public interest. The duration of the AI/AN 
Advisory Committee is one year unless renewed by the Attorney General. 
The Committee will terminate on December 31, 2014. It is anticipated 
that the first meeting of the AI/AN Task Force Advisory Committee will 
occur after October 1, 2013.
    Establishment of the AI/AN Advisory Committee implements a 
recommendation from the Attorney General's National Task Force on 
Children Exposed to Violence. The AI/AN Advisory Committee is governed 
by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), which sets 
forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees. The 
AI/AN Advisory Committee shall advise the Attorney General on the 
pervasive problems associated with AI/AN children's exposure to 
violence, and submit a final written report to the Attorney General 
with policy recommendations to address these issues. The AI/AN Advisory 
Committee shall conduct up to 4 public hearings and 6 listening 
sessions to explore ways to improve the identification, screening, 
assessment, and treatment of AI/AN children traumatized by violence. It 
will also identify ways AI/AN communities can overcome the impact of 
violence, including consultation with AI/AN youth. The AI/AN Advisory 
Committee will examine the needs of AI/AN children living in urban or 
rural settings outside of reservations and villages and pay special 
attention to issues of trauma that AI/AN children who have been 
convicted and sentenced to incarceration in the state, tribal and 
federal judicial systems may experience.

II. Structure

    The AI/AN Advisory Committee shall consist of up to 13 members, 
including the Chair. Members of the Advisory Committee shall be chosen 
to ensure objectivity, professional expertise, and balance. The members 
and chair shall be selected from a cross section of experts who are 
knowledgeable about issues relating to AI/AN children's exposure to 
violence. Members will include current and former elected officials, 
practitioners, child and family advocates, licensed clinicians, and 
other subject matter experts. Members will be appointed by the Attorney 
General. Members shall be invited to serve for the full term of the 
Advisory Committee (through October 31, 2014). The four (4) public 
hearings shall be held in locations identified by OJJDP and all other 
meetings shall be held at the call of the Designated Federal Officer 
who shall approve the agenda and shall be present at all meetings. A 
vacancy on the AI/AN Advisory Committee shall be filled in the manner 
in which the original appointment was made and shall be subject to any 
conditions that applied with respect to the original appointment. An 
individual chosen to fill a vacancy shall be appointed for the 
remainder of the term of the member replaced. The vacancy shall not 
affect the power of the remaining members to execute the duties of the 
AI/AN Advisory Committee. All members of the AI/AN Advisory Committee 
shall adhere to the conflict of interest rules applicable to Special 
Government Employees as such employees are defined in 18 U.S.C. 202(a). 
These rules include relevant provisions in 18 U.S.C. related to 
criminal activity, Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the 
Executive Branch (5 CFR part 2635), and Executive Order 12674 (as 
modified by Executive Order 12731). Management and support services 
shall be provided by the Designated Federal Officer, OJJDP, DOJ.

Janet Chiancone,
Associate Administrator for Budget and Administration, Office of 
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice 
Programs.
[FR Doc. 2013-21597 Filed 9-4-13; 8:45 am]
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