Entries by Nicole Scott

Free Walk-in Domestic Violence Legal Clinic at InterTribal Court

Domestic Violence Legal Clinic CILS is offering a free walk-in legal clinic from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm this Wednesday, May 10th at the InterTribal Court on the Rincon Indian Reservation. This clinic is staffed by a Legal Advocate and Attorney who will assist victims/survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and sex trafficking. Services […]

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EXERCISING CRIMINAL JURISDICTION in California Tribal Courts Conference

Join us for a one-day conference devoted to the “nuts and bolts” needed for California tribal courts to exercise criminal jurisdiction over Indians and non-Indian offenders who commit domestic violence on tribal lands. Presenters will be from out-of-state tribes comparable in population and size to many California tribes that currently exercise criminal jurisdiction.  The agenda […]

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Free Technical Assistance to Tribes on Conducting Criminal Background Checks

CILS is pleased to announce that it is now offering free technical assistance to tribes interested in or conducting criminal background checks on prospective families who want to become a tribally licensed home for tribal member children being placed outside their home by County Protective Services (CPS). CILS can provide information and guidance on:  […]

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AB-233 CA Education Code Amendment: Right to Wear Religious, Ceremonial, or Cultural Adornments at School Graduation Ceremonies

On March 15, 2017, the Assembly Education Committee held a hearing and passed AB-233, that was introduced by Assemblymember Todd Gloria, (D-San Diego). Under AB-233 the California Education Code would be amended to prohibit schools from denying students the right to wear traditional, cultural, or religious adornment on their cap and gown during graduation. The […]

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