The National Judicial College has received a grant of $36,672 from the Nevada Department of Public Safety’s Office of Traffic Safety to continue its outreach to tribal courts in Nevada that routinely handle impaired-driving cases.
The College also will work with tribal law-enforcement agencies to inform them about Office of Traffic Safety programs and promote their participation.
Former longtime tribal judge Jan Morris, director of the College’s National Tribal Judicial Center, will serve as Nevada Tribal Judicial Outreach director and liaison to the tribes. Judge Morris will provide the agency with input on tribal perspectives and concerns about participating in OTS programs, and will work to enhance the agency’s cultural competence, inclusion, and diversity related to tribal concerns about the programming and inter-governmental interactions.
Working with the American Bar Association, the Nevada State Judicial Outreach Liaison, the ABA Region 8 Judicial Outreach Liaison and the ABA Tribal Courts Fellow, Judge Morris also will continue to offer technical assistance to tribal judges regarding judicial education and training, enhancing impaired-driving data collection, and engaging in inter-governmental cooperation with local jurisdictions, especially in Nevada’s rural areas.
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Celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2023, The National Judicial College remains the only educational institution in the United States that teaches courtroom skills to judges of all types from all over the country, Indian Country and abroad. The categories of judges served by this nonprofit and nonpartisan institution, based in Reno, Nevada, since 1964, decide more than 95 percent of cases in the United States.