Resources

Government Reports


Ending Violence So Children Can Thrive (November 2014), by The Attorney General’s Advisory Committee on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence

Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services (2013), by U.S. Department of Justice

Using Federal Law To Prosecute Domestic Violence Crimes in Indian Country, by U.S. Department of Justice

An Overview of the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Tribal Civil and Criminal Legal Assistance Program and Resources (2013), by U.S. Department of Justice

VAWA 2013 and Tribal Jurisdiction Over Non-Indian Perpetrators of Domestic Violence Fact Sheet (2013), by U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. Department of Justice FY 2014 Budget Request (2013), by U.S. Department of Justice

Indian Country Accomplishments of the Justice Department 2009- Present (2013), by U.S. Department of Justice

Jails in Indian Country, 2012 (2013), by U.S. Department of Justice

Why Section 904 Of S. 47 Is Constitutional Under the Supreme Court’s Precedent In United States V. Lara, in the Congressional Record H737-39, (2013)

Key Primary Documents in the VAWA Reauthorization Fight, as originally posted on Turtle Talk Feb. 28, 2013

Indian Country Investigations and Prosecutions, 2011-2012 (2013), by U.S. Department of Justice

Tribal Crime Data Collection Activities, 2012 (2012), by U.S. Department of Justice

Crime-Reduction Best Practices Handbook, Making Indian Communities Safe 2012 (2012), by Bureau of Indian Affairs

Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Community Profiles Report (N=40) (2012), by U.S. Department of Justice

Compendium of Tribal Crime Data 2011 (2011), by U.S. Department of Justice

Indian Country Criminal Justice: Departments of Interior and Justice Should Strengthen Coordination to Support Tribal Courts (2011), by U.S. GAO

The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, 2010 Summary Report (2011), by the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S. Department of Justice Declinations of Indian Country Criminal Matters (2010), by U.S. GAO

A BJS Statistical Profile, 1992-2002: American Indians and Crime (2004), by U.S. Department of Justice

Full Report of the Prevalence, Incidence, and Consequences of Violence Against Women: Findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey (2000), by U.S. Department of Justice


Research Papers


Legislative History of Section 905 of VAWA 2013 (April 27, 2015), Indian Law Resource Center

Considerations in Implementing VAWA’s Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction and TLOA’s Enhanced Sentencing Authority: A Look at the Experience of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe (October 2014), by Alfred Urbina and Melissa Tatum

Back to Basics: Special Domestic Violence Jurisdiction in the Violence Against Women Reactivation Act of 2013 and the Expansion of Inherent Tribal Sovereignty (2013), by Laura C. Sayler

Frontier of Injustice: Alaska Native Victims of Domestic Violence (2012), by Laura S. Johnson

Embracing Tribal Sovereignty to Eliminate Criminal Jurisdiction Chaos (2012), by Lindsey Trainor Golden

Self-Determination and Self-Government: Using the UN Declaration to End Violence Against Native Women (2012) Paper submitted to UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples James Anaya by Indian Law Resource Center; National Congress of American Indians Task Force on Violence Against Women, National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, Inc.; and Clan Star, Inc.

Tangled Up in Knots: How Continued Federal Jurisdiction over Sexual Predators on Indian Reservations Hobbles Effective Law Enforcement to the Detriment of Indian Women (2011), by Suzianne D. Painter-Thorne

Garden of Truth: The Prostitution and Trafficking of Native Women in Minnesota (2011), by Melissa Farley, Nicole Matthews, Sarah Deer, Guadalupe Lopez, Christine Stark, and Eileen Hudon

Shattered Hearts: The commercial sexual exploitation of American Indian women and girls in Minnesota (2009), by The Minnesota American Indian Women’s Resource Center

Addressing the Epidemic of Domestic Violence in Indian Country by Restoring Tribal Sovereignty (2009), by Matthew L. Fletcher

A Victim-Centered Approach to Domestic Violence Against Native Women: Resource guide for drafting or revising tribal laws against domestic violence (2008), by the Tribal Law and Policy Institute

Connecting the Dots Between the Constitution, the Marshall Trilogy, and United States v. Lara: Notes Toward a Blueprint for the Next Legislative Restoration of Tribal Sovereignty (2008), by Ann E. Tweedy

Maze of Injustice: The failure to protect Indigenous women from sexual violence in the USA (2007), by Amnesty International

Focus Group on Public Law 280 and the Sexual Assault of Native Women (2007), by the Tribal Law and Policy Institute

ILRC Reports


The Inter-American Human Rights System: Combating Violence Against Native Women in the United States: A resource on advocacy efforts for indigenous women’s organizations seeeking to bring human rights claims to the international arena (November 2013), by the Indian Law Resource Center

Restoring Safety to Native Women and Girls and Strenghtening Native Nations: A Report on Tribal Capacity for Enhanced Sentencing and Restored Criminal Jurisdiction (Fall 2013), by the Indian Law Resource Center
 
News Articles


Remarks by the President and Vice President at Signing of the Violence Against Women Act (March 2013), by The Office of the Press Secretary, The White House

Statement from the President on the House Passage of the Violence Against Women Act (February 2013), by The Office of the Press  Secretary, The White House

Rapid Reactions to House Passing of Violence Against Women Act (February 2013), by ICTMN Staff, Indian Country Today Media Network

House Passes Violence Against Women Act After GOP Version Defeated (February 2013), by Tom Cohen, CNN

Salazar, Washburn Commend Passage of Violence Against Women Act(2013), by U.S. Department of Interior

Congress Must Act On Violence Against Women(February 2013), by Editorial Board, The Washington Post

House Renews Violence Against Women Measure(February 2013), by Ashley Parker, The New York Times

Letter from the Dakotas: Tiny Little Laws: A plague of sexual violence in Indian country (February 2011), by K. Dobie, Harper’s Magazine


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