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Who We Are

The People Behind OLCJC

Oglala Lakota Children's Justice Center relies on a wide variety of employees, advisors, and supporters to stand up for the children it serves. We would like to introduce them to you here:

Full-Time Staff

Arlana Bettelyoun, Program Director:


Beverly Tuttle, Volunteer Coordinator/Case Manager:


Larry Swalley, Investigator/Case Manager:



We are fortunate to have a team of 20 trained volunteers, who have completed the required training sessions and been sworn in to serve as Advocates.

Collaborative Efforts

For something as important as protecting the welfare of our children, no organization can stand alone. Oglala Lakota Children's Justice Center works closely with the following organizations to ensure the best possible outcome for each child:

  • The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)
  • The Black Hills CAC Forensic Interview
  • Indian Health Services (IHS) Mental Health/Medical Examiners
  • Lakota Oyate Wakanyeja Owicakiyapi (LOWO)
  • Oglala Sioux Tribal Court
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Criminal Investigations
  • Oglala Sioux Tribal Department of Public Safety
  • Oglala Nation Tiospaye Resource and Advocacy Center
  • BIA Emergency Youth Shelter