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Tribal Law And Order Act (TLOA) publications

 

Publications:


Statutes - 1

Additional Resources - 11

Protocols - 1

 

Statutes

 

25 U.S.C. § 2810 - Tribal Law and Order Act 25 U.S.C. § 2810 - Tribal Law and Order Act

 

Tribal Law and Order Act - The Tribal Law & Order Act strongly emphasizes the importance of decreasing violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women. The Act enhances tribes' authority to prosecute and punish criminals; expands efforts to recruit, train, and keep Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and Tribal police officers; and provides BIA and Tribal police officers with greater access to criminal information sharing databases. It also authorizes new guidelines for handling sexual assault and domestic violence crimes.

 

 

Additional Resources

 

BIA Adult Detention Facility Guidelines BIA Adult Detention Facility Guidelines

 

The BIA Adult Detention Facility Guidelines are established to guide the operation and maintenance of Indian country jails, prisons, and detention facilities.

 

 

Bureau of Indian Affairs Letter - Six Tribal Consultations Bureau of Indian Affairs Letter - Six Tribal Consultations

 

This letter provides information about six tribal consultations that the BIA preformed in 2010.

 

 

Bureau of Indian Affairs Letter - Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 Bureau of Indian Affairs Letter - Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010

 

 

 

Compendium of Tribal Crime Data, 2011 Compendium of Tribal Crime Data, 2011

 

The Tribal Law and Order Act requires the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) to establish and implement a tribal data collection system and to support tribal participation in national records and information systems. This is the first BJS report on the status of tribal data collection activities as required by the act. It describes BJS’s activities between July 2010 and June 2011 to improve tribal law enforcement reporting to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program (UCR) and BJS’s direct collaboration with tribal criminal justice systems to collect data about tribal court systems.

 

 

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.

 

 

COPS Office Report to Congress as Required by the Tribal Law and Order Act COPS Office Report to Congress as Required by the Tribal Law and Order Act

 

This report, prepared by the Community Oriented Policing (COPS) initiative as a result of the requirements of the Tribal Law and Order Act, discusses the distribution of $400 million in federal grant money to tribal law enforcement programs.

 

 

Drug-facilitated, Incapacitated, and Forcible Rape: A National Study (2007) Drug-facilitated, Incapacitated, and Forcible Rape: A National Study (2007)

 

This report, which was funded and distributed by the National Institute of Justice, provides information addressing 4 key goals: 1) To identify how many women in the U.S. and in college settings have ever been raped or sexually assaulted during their lifetime and within the past year; 2) To identify key case characteristics of drug-facilitated and forcible rapes; 3) To examine factors that affect the willingness of women to report rape to law enforcement or seek help from their support network; and 4) To make comparisons between the different types of rape with regard to the numbers of women affected in the U.S. and college settings, risk factors, reporting to law enforcement, and mental health consequences.

 

 

Enhanced Sentencing in Tribal Courts:  Lessons Learned from Tribes Enhanced Sentencing in Tribal Courts: Lessons Learned from Tribes

 

 

 

Memorandum for United States Attorneys with Districts Containing Indian Country Memorandum for United States Attorneys with Districts Containing Indian Country

 

This January 11, 2010 memorandum lays out the Attorney General's Indian Country Law Enforcement Initiative.

 

 

Tribal Law and Order Act Sentencing Authority Tribal Law and Order Act Sentencing Authority

 

This document, prepared by the United States Government Accountability Office, discusses the fact that tribal courts have not taken advantage of the increased sentencing authority provided to them by the Tribal Law and Order Act.

 

 

United States to Accept Concurrent Jurisdiction Over White Earth Reservation in Minnesota United States to Accept Concurrent Jurisdiction Over White Earth Reservation in Minnesota

 

This press release, released by the United States Department of Justice, serves as notification that the Federal Government intends to exercise criminal jurisdiction over the White Earth Nation, pursuant to the Nation’s requests and the Tribal Law and Order Act.

 

 

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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