U.S. Sentencing Commission Seeks Applications for At-Large Voting Membership


January 9, 2015



Send your letter of interest and resume to:


or to:

U.S. Sentencing Commission
Attn: Public Affairs
One Columbus Circle NE., Suite 2-500, South Lobby
Washington, DC 20002-8002


The Commission intends that the at-large voting membership shall include individuals with membership in or experience with tribal communities, national advocacy groups, legal academia, legal practice, American Indian crime victimization, federal probation, and federal corrections.

For more information, visit: http://www.ussc.gov/advisory-groups/tribal-issues-advisory-group.

The purpose of the Tribal Issues Advisory Group (TIAG) is to:

 study the operation of the federal sentencing guidelines as they relate to American Indian defendants and victims and to offenses committed in Indian Country, and provide any viable methods for revising the guidelines;

 review whether there are disparities in the application of the guidelines to American Indian defendants, and, if so, how to address them;

 examine the use of tribal court convictions and court protection orders in the guidelines; and

 recommend to the Commission means to establish regular and meaningful consultation and collaboration with tribal officials in the development of sentencing policies that have tribal implications.