Lyle Daychild, Director of Tribal Programs
Lyle is a prison survivor. He is a member of the Hualapai Tribe. In May 2016, he will graduate with a Bachelors of Arts in Social Work from Arizona State University, College of Social Work. Lyle plans to pursue his masters degree in his field next fall, specializing in Policy, Administration, and Community Practice. His academic interests
Lyle graduated in May 2016 with a BSW from Arizona State's College of Social Work. He plans to pursue his MSW this fall. Over the past year, Lyle has interned with the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law's Civil Rights Restoration Clinic, where he worked with individuals with criminal records to get their convictions set aside and their rights restored. Lyle currently working with the American Friends Service Committee on prison reform issues, and is participating in a video documentary series, Reframing Justice.
Lyle's work is three-fold: (i) he aims to create a successful reentry program geared to Native Americans that addresses the unique needs of tribal nations; (ii) he is working on sentencing reform for crimes committed by natives on reservation land; and (iii) he is working to create a program for natives with federal criminal records to get those records set aside.