The U.S. Department of Justice is recruiting Indian country professionals to serve as peer reviewers for Fiscal Year 2011. The Department is particularly interested in recruiting individuals from the following professions/disciplines:

Law enforcement

Prosecution

Corrections

Judges

Tribal court administrators

Victim advocates

Child welfare professionals

Attorneys

Probation officers

Mental health and substance abuse professionals

Individuals who are interested in being considered as a reviewer must be knowledgeable about tribal cultural beliefs, traditions, and practices, and must be able to demonstrate an expert level of understanding of at least one of the following issues:

Tribal court development and administration;

Community policing;Elder abuse;

Prevention programming for at-risk youth, including truancy and drop-out prevention activities, as well as pro-social skills building for adolescent girls;

Juvenile detention and reentry programming;

Sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking;

Child sexual abuse;

Services for children who witness violence, including trauma education and therapy;

Civil legal assistance needs of victims of violence against women;

Developing and operating safe homes, shelter programs, and transitional housing assistance programs for victims of violence against women; or

Developing and administering drug and alcohol prevention programs

Interested individuals already in the OJP Peer Reviewer Database need only make sure their current profile is up to date reflecting any applicable tribal experience. Individuals new to the peer review process may submit a copy of their curriculum vitae or resume for consideration to Vicky.Tsaparas@usdoj.gov.

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The Department will review your credentials and will contact you if your expertise is needed for this year’s peer review process. All non-federal reviewers will be compensated for their work, and will be expected to commit to participating in a review process that will take place both online as well as by phone.