National Indian Country Clearinghouse on Sexual Assault

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) publications

 

Publications:


Additional Resources - 10

Statutes - 4

Protocols - 1

 

Additional Resources

 

A Jurisdictional Quandary: Challenges Facing Tribal Governments in Implementing the Full Faith and Credit Provisions of the Violence Against Women Acts A Jurisdictional Quandary: Challenges Facing Tribal Governments in Implementing the Full Faith and Credit Provisions of the Violence Against Women Acts

 

This research paper written by the Melissa L. Tatum and was published by the University of Tulsa College of Law and the Kentucky Law Journal. The article provides in-depth analysis and exploration of the jurisdictional rules that apply to state and to tribes and examine the impact of those different rules on VAWA's Full Faith and Credit Provisions, as well as a model Tribal code for enforcement of foreign protection orders.

 

 

Considerations in Implementing VAWA’s Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction and TLOA’s Enhanced Sentencing Authority Considerations in Implementing VAWA’s Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction and TLOA’s Enhanced Sentencing Authority

 

This 2014 report compiled by the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law provides a look at the experience of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe in their implementation of the 2013 VAWA Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction (SDVCJ) and the Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) Enhanced Sentencing Authority.

 

 

VAWA 2013 and Tribal Jurisdiction Over Crimes of Domestic Violence VAWA 2013 and Tribal Jurisdiction Over Crimes of Domestic Violence

 

This 2013 Summary sheet created by the United States Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women provides a summary of what Tribes will be able to do under the new law, when it will take effect, what type of crimes will/will not be covered, a description of the VAWA Pilot Project, and possible funding opportunities.

 

 

VAWA 2013 Implementation Update VAWA 2013 Implementation Update

 

A 2015 document provided by the Inter-Tribal Working Group on Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction (ITWG). This document gives a brief summary of the current state of Tribal Nations who have successfully implemented the special domestic violence criminal jurisdiction (SDVCJ) over non-Indians under VAWA 2013.

 

 

VAWA 2013 Reauthorization Pilot Project Letter - Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation VAWA 2013 Reauthorization Pilot Project Letter - Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation

 

This letter sent by the United States Department of Justice Office of the Associate Attorney General, informing the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation that they have been designated to participate in the Pilot Project established by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA 2013).

 

 

VAWA 2013 Reauthorization Pilot Project Letter - Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation VAWA 2013 Reauthorization Pilot Project Letter - Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

 

This letter sent by the United States Department of Justice Office of the Associate Attorney General, informing the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation that they have been designated to participate in the Pilot Project established by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA 2013).

 

 

VAWA 2013 Reauthorization Pilot Project Letter - Pascua Yaqui Tribe VAWA 2013 Reauthorization Pilot Project Letter - Pascua Yaqui Tribe

 

This letter sent by the United States Department of Justice Office of the Associate Attorney General, informing the Pascua Yaqui Tribe that they have been designated to participate in the Pilot Project established by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA 2013).

 

 

VAWA 2013 Reauthorization Pilot Project Letter - Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation VAWA 2013 Reauthorization Pilot Project Letter - Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation

 

This letter sent by the United States Department of Justice Office of the Associate Attorney General, informing the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation in South Dakota that they have been designated to participate in the Pilot Project established by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA 2013).

 

 

VAWA 2013 Reauthorization Pilot Project Letter - Tulalip Tribes of Washington VAWA 2013 Reauthorization Pilot Project Letter - Tulalip Tribes of Washington

 

This letter sent by the United States Department of Justice Office of the Associate Attorney General, informing the Tulalip Tribes of Washington that they have been designated to participate in the Pilot Project established by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA 2013).

 

 

Violence Against Indian Women, Final Revised Report Violence Against Indian Women, Final Revised Report

 

This 2003 report created by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) provides an analysis on the patterns of violence against women in Native communities and it examines the readiness of communities to address violence prevention in a meaningful way.

 

 

Statutes

 

The 2013 Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act The 2013 Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act

 

The 2013 Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act takes great strides towards ending intimate partner violence committed against American Indian/ Alaskan Native women. Most notably, the law allows tribal criminal courts to prosecute domestic violence laws against non-Indians.

 

 

Violence Against Women Act (1994) Violence Against Women Act (1994)

 

Violence Against Women Act (1994)- The Violence Against Women Act passed in 1994 focused on: community-coordinated responses that brought together, for the first time, the criminal justice system, the social services system, and private nonprofit organizations responding to domestic violence and sexual assault; recognition and support for the efforts of domestic violence shelters, rape crisis centers, and other community organizations nationwide working everyday to end this violence; federal prosecution of interstate domestic violence and sexual assault crimes; federal guarantees of interstate enforcement of protection orders; protections for battered immigrants; and a new focus on underserved populations and Native victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

 

 

Violence Against Women Act (2000) Violence Against Women Act (2000)

 

This document describes the procedure that will be used when the Department of Justice's Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking determines that a tribe is unable to implement SORNA within a reasonable amount of time.

 

 

Violence Against Women Act (2005) Violence Against Women Act (2005)

 

Violence Against Women Act (2005)- The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act passed in 2005 improved upon Congress' original efforts in 1994 and 2000 and focused on: provisions that exclusively serve to protect immigrant victims of domestic violence but also include immigration protections to alleviate violence against immigrant women that previous legislation had tried, but failed to alleviate; prevention strategies to stop violence before it starts; protecting individuals from unfair eviction due to their status as victims of domestic violence or stalking; creating the first federal funding stream to support rape crisis centers; developing culturally-and linguistically-specific services for communities; enhancing programs and services for victims with disabilities; and broadening VAWA service provisions to include children and teenagers.

 

 

Protocols

 

Tribal Legal Code Resource: Tribal Laws Implementing TLOA Enhanced Sentencing and VAWA Enhanced Jurisdiction Tribal Legal Code Resource: Tribal Laws Implementing TLOA Enhanced Sentencing and VAWA Enhanced Jurisdiction

 

This 2015 guide created by the Tribal Law and Policy Institute offers guidance for drafting and/or revising Tribal laws to implement the Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) enhanced sentencing and the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization of 2013 (VAWA 2013) Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction.

 

 

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