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Resources: Law Enforcement 

Implementation of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) 2013 and VAWA 2022 may require changes in law enforcement policies and procedures. Training for law enforcement officers will be an important part of implementation.

Resources, generally

  • Checklist for Law Enforcement Officers

    • Investigating non-Indian Domestic Violence Against An Indian

  • ITWG Code Development Checklist, National Congress of American Indians

    • This checklist is designed as a tool to assist tribal governments seeking to develop tribal codes that implement Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction (SDVCJ) over all persons with their jurisdiction. This is not a definitive guide to SDVCJ full implementation requirements but is intended as aid to drafting tribal codes that comply with federal law (2014).

  • Stalking Response Model Policy for Law Enforcement

    • This resource is a descriptive model policy of best practices for the effective law enforcement response to and investigation of stalking. This model policy can be adapted to meet the specific needs of any agency.

  • A Desktop Guide for Tribal Probation Personnel: The Screening and Assessment Process

    • This guide is intended to provide tribal probation personnel with information on how the screening and assessment process can facilitate and promote offender accountability and long-term behavior change.

  • A Tribal Probation Officer's Guide to Working with Victims

    • The work of tribal probation officers (TPOs) is essential in promoting individual and community safety. Victims and survivors are members of the tribal community whose lives are often irrevocably harmed and changed by crime. They are often called upon as witnesses for tribal and criminal justice proceedings, and can sometimes provide important information that is useful to both the case and to effective offender supervision in the community.


Resources, Tribal Law and Policy Institute

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