Stephanie Autumn is a senior technical assistance consultant at AIR. She brings extensive experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating programs in Indian country. A member of the Hopi Tribe, Autumn has 38 years of local, national, and international AI advocacy and policy work experience, and has presented at various Human Rights forums at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland and in New York. She has worked throughout the country on issues of American Indian adult and juvenile justice, substance abuse prevention, restorative justice, and tribal youth mentoring programs.
Autumn’s expertise includes developing culturally competent strategic planning tools and trainings for American Indian/Alaska Native tribes. She has directed national projects on American Indian juvenile domestic assault, restorative justice, pre-and post-release services for AI offenders, tribal mentoring, and truancy. She recently served as project director for three DOJ-funded programs for tribal youth which provided training and technical assistance to over 135 tribal grantees. Autumn has provided expertise/testimony for the Minnesota and South Dakota Departments of Corrections with regards to Traumatic Brain Injury and Trauma Informed Care needs/issues with incarcerated American Indian juvenile and adults. For the past fifteen years, Autumn has provided expertise to the MN Department of Education on disproportionality issues that impact American Indian youth and communities.