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Tribal Justice

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Victims

Publications & Multimedia

Sexual Violence Against Alaska Tribal Women: Village Public Safety Officers Having Some Impact
National Institute of Justice, August 2020

Solving the Missing Indigenous Person Data Crisis: NamUs 2.0
National Institute of Justice, July 2019

An Innovative Response to an Intractable Problem - Using Village Public Safety Officers To Enhance the Criminal Justice Response to Violence Committed Against Alaska Native and American Indian Women in Alaska's Tribal Communities
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, June 2018

Race And Hispanic Origin Of Victims And Offenders, 2012-15
Bureau of Justice Statistics, October 2017

Human Trafficking: Investigations in Indian Country or Involving Native Americans and Actions Needed to Better Report on Victims Served
U.S. Government Accountability Office, September 2017

Violence and Victimization Research Division's Compendium of Research on Violence Against Women, 1993-2016
National Institute of Justice, August 2017

Developing and Implementing a Response to Sexual Assault in Tribal Communities: A Summary of the Suggestions from the National Roundtable Discussion on Sexual Assault in Indian Country
Office for Victims of Crime, April 2017

Alcohol-Facilitated Sexual Assault in Indian Country video graphic
Office for Victims of Crime, December 2016

Partners in Justice—Bureau of Indian Affairs Victim Specialists video graphic
Office for Victims of Crime, December 2016

State-Tribal Crime Victim Liaison Demonstration Program: Tribal Outreach To Establish Trust and Increase Awareness of Victim Services
Office for Victims of Crime, December 2016

A Healing Journey for Alaska Natives: Responding to Survivors of Violence video graphic
Office for Victims of Crime, October 2016

Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men video graphic
National Institute of Justice, October 2016

Addressing Trauma in American Indian and Alaska Native Youth
Department of Health and Human Services-Sponsored, August 2016

Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men - 2010 Findings from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey video graphic
National Institute of Justice, June 2016

Five Things About Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Men and Women
National Institute of Justice, May 2016

Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men - 2010 Findings from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey
National Institute of Justice, May 2016

A Tribal Probation Officers Guide to Working with Victims
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, July 2015

Tribal Legal Code Resource: Domestic Violence Laws
Bureau of Justice Assistance and Office on Violence Against Women-Sponsored, February 2015

See the Publications page for more.

Related Resources

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS): Indian Country Justice Statistics
The Indian Country Justice Statistics page provides access to BJS and other data related to victimization in Tribal communities.

National Institute of Justice (NIJ): Tribal Crime and Justice
The Tribal Crime and Justice section of the NIJ website provides information on tribal law enforcement, crime prevention, violence and victimization, and tribal law.

Office for Victims of Crime (OVC): American Indian & Alaska Native Victim Services Resources
This section of the OVC website provides information and resources that focus on helping victims in tribal areas.

The Presidential Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives
In November 2019, President Trump formed the Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives, which aims to enhance the operation of the justice system and address the legitimate concerns of American Indian and Alaska Native communities regarding missing and murdered people – particularly missing and murdered women and girls.

Task Force on Research on Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women
This Task Force was created to assist in the development of a program of research on violence against Indian women, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and murder. The program will evaluate the effectiveness of the federal, state, and tribal response to violence against Indian women, and will propose recommendations to improve the government.

Tribal Access to Justice Innovation
Funded through a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Tribal Access to Justice Innovation site is designed to help tribal justice practitioners learn about emerging and promising justice-related programs in Indian Country, including those that focus on child welfare and crimes against children and domestic violence and sexual assault.

Grant Programs

Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS)
Administered by the Office of Justice Programs, the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services and the Office on Violence Against Women, CTAS funds enhance law enforcement practices and sustain crime prevention and intervention efforts in nine purpose areas including public safety and community policing; justice systems planning; alcohol and substance abuse; corrections and correctional alternatives; violence against women; juvenile justice; and tribal youth programs.

Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
OJP provides innovative leadership to federal, state, local, and tribal justice systems by disseminating state-of-the art knowledge and practices across America, and providing grants for the implementation of crime fighting strategies. Contained on the OJP Funding Resource Center site is information about open solicitations, resources for applicants and grantees, grant procedures and requirements, links to State Administering Agencies, and additional grant-related resources.

Training & Technical Assistance

Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC)
OVC TTAC provides access to and facilitates training and technical assistance for victim service providers and allied professionals who serve crime victims. See the Tribal Victim Assistance page for topical information and TTA resources.

Tribal Justice and Safety: Training and Technical Assistance
The Department of Justice provides training and technical assistance to further practical and specialized knowledge to implement and enhance justice system efforts in tribal and other areas.