Tribal Justice Capacity Building: the Intersection of Public Health, Public Safety, and Child Welfare

Wednesday September 5, 2018, 12-1:30 PM
James E. Rogers College of Law, Room 156

Join the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy (IPLP) Program for our Fall 2018 Speaker Series to learn from leading legal advocates.

Alfred Urbina, Assistant Attorney General of the Tohono O’odham Nation, will lead a discussion on the intersections between the criminal justice system, child welfare system, and public health in tribal communities. Urbina serves as the Assistant Attorney General of the Tohono O’odham Nation, where he is helping examine, support, and develop the Nation’s capacity to holistically heal and strengthen families and their community.

*All IPLP speaker series events are free and open to the public and take place at the James E. Rogers College of Law, 1201 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to law-iplp@email.arizona.edu.

Speaker Bio

Mr. Urbina is a graduate of Arizona Law's Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy (IPLP) program, an enrolled member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, and a veteran of the U.S. Army. Urbina worked as Deputy Associate Director, Tribal Justice Support, Office of Justice Services, U.S. Department of Interior - Indian Affairs.  

Mr. Urbina also served as Attorney General of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, where he led the tribe's implementation of the Special Domestic Violence Jurisdiction provisions of the Violence Against Women Act and the Tribal Law and Order Act. He has worked diligently with Pascua Yaqui tribal leadership, along with IPLP faculty and clinic students, expanding the tribe's jurisdiction to prosecute non-Native offenders of domestic violence and advocating for continued improvements to criminal justice and social service systems to better serve the community.