Yurok Tribe Expands Justice Programs

Jul 17, 2015

Northern California's Yurok Tribe is taking a greater hand in the administration of justice to its members.

The recent opening at the Yurok Justice Center. Judge Abby Abinanti is on the right.
Credit Yurok Tribe

The tribe recently opened a new justice center in Klamath, and is making plans to move juvenile cases from state court to tribal court. 

The juvenile court plans are part of a larger vision for younger Yuroks through the Yurok Youth Wellness Project.

Abby Abinanti is the tribe's chief justice.  She joins us to add details to the Yurok plans.