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  NCJ Number: NCJ 186235   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: Impact Evaluation of STOP Grant Programs for Reducing Violence Against Women Among Indian Tribes
  Document URL: PDF 
  Project Director: Eileen M. Luna
  Date Published: 04/2000
  Page Count: 195
  Annotation: This report presents the methodology and findings of an impact evaluation of Indian tribal programs intended to assist law enforcement and prosecution efforts to develop and strengthen strategies to combat violent crimes against women, as well as strategies for victim services in such cases.
  Abstract: In fiscal year 1995, 14 tribal governments received funding under the Violence Against Women Act, designated as STOP (Service, Training, Officers, Prosecutors). The evaluation was conducted by using a case study approach. The first step of the evaluation involved historical and legal research on each tribe, as well as requests for specific information from the 14 tribal grantees about their programs. STOP grant progress reports, financial records, narrative reports on grant activities, implementation plans, and copies of tribal legislative codes, protocols, and policies toward violence against Indian women were obtained from the grantees. Additionally, a survey was sent to all grantees. The evaluation found that the STOP program is making a significant impact on violent crimes against Indian women in Native communities. The grants have empowered Native communities in the development of community-centered approaches as well as tribally specific customs and practices to combat violent crimes against Indian women. The grant recipients have made significant advances in the effort to protect abused Indian women and hold offenders accountable for their crimes. These advances have primarily resulted from coordinated, community-based efforts. Grantees have shown the effectiveness of a coordinated approach in stopping the cycle of violence in many Indian homes. By bringing together police officers, prosecutors, judges, victim service personnel, tribal leaders, and interested community members, STOP grantees are drawing on indigenous and American concepts of justice and community wellness to stop the abuse of women in their communities. The community-centered goals of the STOP program have complemented many tribal communities that favor community-oriented methods for responding to violent crimes against Indian women. The evaluation yielded recommendations pertinent to coordinated community responses, victim services, law enforcement efforts, prosecution efforts, and discretionary spending. 6 tables and a 54-item bibliography
  Main Term(s): Community crime prevention programs
  Index Term(s): Tribal community relations ; Interagency cooperation ; American Indians ; Victim services ; Domestic assault ; Female victims ; Domestic assault prevention ; Victims of violence ; NIJ grant-related documents
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 96-WT-NX-0006
  Contract Number: 15911;
  Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

University of Arizona, Tribal Law and Policy Program
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Harvill 430
Tucson, AZ 85721
United States of America
  Type: Program/Project Evaluation
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: Dataset may be archived by the NIJ Data Resources Program at the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
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