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NCJ Number: 252528 Find in a Library
Title: Emerging Strategies in Tribal-State Collaboration: Barriers and Solutions to Enforcing Tribal Protection Orders
Author(s): Jennifer Walter; Heather Valdez Freedman
Corporate Author: Tribal Law and Policy Institute
United States of America
Date Published: February 2019
Page Count: 28
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Tribal Law and Policy Institute
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Grant Number: 2016-IC-BX-K001
Sale Source: Tribal Law and Policy Institute
8235 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 211
West Hollywood, CA 90046
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Conference Material; Issue Overview; Legislation/Policy Analysis; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is a report on a meeting held at Agua Caliente Reservation in December 2017 to discuss the barriers and explore promising strategies that pertain to the enforcement of tribal protection orders across jurisdictions, which are critical in countering violence against Native women.
Abstract: The meeting was hosted by the Tribal Law and Policy Institute in collaboration with the U.S. Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Assistance. Meeting attendees represented a variety of disciplines, including law enforcement, courts, and service providers from state and tribal jurisdictions. Many of the attendees focused on collaboration as the foundation of their approach for addressing the problem of enforcing protection orders across jurisdictions. A commitment was made to learn about each jurisdiction’s justice system and collaborate in addressing the problem of enforcing protection orders. Discussion initially focused on reasons why tribally issued protection orders are often not recognized as valid by state and county law enforcement agencies. Another widespread problem on this issue is the refusal to allow tribal protection orders to be entered into the state registry. Several effective strategies were noted for addressing issues related to the enforcement of tribal protection orders. They include ongoing collaboration, cooperation, and sharing information and discussing policies across jurisdictions. Panel presentations and discussions addressed the following five issues: 1) failure to meet full faith and credit legal requirements; 2) problems with recognition of protection orders by law enforcement; 3) problems with verification of protection orders and inter-jurisdictional sharing of information; 4) interpersonal obstacles; and 5) limited services. These barriers and potential solutions are summarized in this report.
Main Term(s): Indian affairs
Index Term(s): BJA Grant-related Documents; BJA Resources; Female victims; Interagency cooperation; Jurisdiction; Law enforcement; Restraining orders; Tribal Courts; Violence prevention
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