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Intertribal Technical Assistance Working Group (ITWG) Reports

Violence Against Women Act Five Year Report (2018)

In March of 2018, NCAI released a Five-Year Report on VAWA 2013's Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction.

This report summarizes the implementation of VAWA 2013’s landmark provision and analyzes its impacts in the 5 years since it was enacted. This examination of the tribes’ early exercise of SDVCJ suggests that VAWA 2013 has been a success. As Congress intended, the law has equipped tribes with the much-needed authority to combat the high rates of domestic violence against Native women, while at the same time protecting non-Indians’ rights in impartial, tribal forums.

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) 2013 Pilot Project Report (2016)

The Reauthorization of Violence Against Women in 2013 created the Pilot Project, which comprised of five tribes the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Pascua Yaqui Tribe, Tulalip Tribes of Washington, Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of Fort Peck, and the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation in North Dakota. These tribes exercised the Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction, which restored their partial power to criminally prosecute non-Indians for domestic violence offenses. The Pilot Project Report provides a brief account of the activities during the Pilot Project period from February 2014 – March 2015 and shares recommendations for next steps. 

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