Special Feature: Justice in Indian Country - Victims

Publications and Multimedia

Human Trafficking: Investigations in Indian Country or Involving Native Americans and Actions Needed to Better Report on Victims Served
U.S. Government Accountability Office, September 2017
Violence and Victimization Research Division's Compendium of Research on Violence Against Women, 1993-2016
National Institute of Justice, August 2017
Vision 21: Tribal Victim Services Resource Mapping Project
Office for Victims of Crime, July 2017
Developing and Implementing a Response to Sexual Assault in Tribal Communities: A Summary of the Suggestions from the National Roundtable Discussion on Sexual Assault in Indian Country
Office for Victims of Crime, April 2017
Alcohol-Facilitated Sexual Assault in Indian Country video graphic
Office for Victims of Crime, December 2016
Partners in Justice—Bureau of Indian Affairs Victim Specialists video graphic
Office for Victims of Crime, December 2016
State-Tribal Crime Victim Liaison Demonstration Program: Tribal Outreach To Establish Trust and Increase Awareness of Victim Services
Office for Victims of Crime, December 2016
A Healing Journey for Alaska Natives video graphic
Office for Victims of Crime, October 2016
Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men video graphic
National Institute of Justice, October 2016
Addressing Trauma in American Indian and Alaska Native Youth
Department of Health and Human Services-Sponsored, August 2016
Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men - 2010 Findings from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey video graphic
National Institute of Justice, June 2016
Five Things About Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Men and Women
National Institute of Justice, May 2016
Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men - 2010 Findings from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey
National Institute of Justice, May 2016
A Tribal Probation Officers Guide to Working with Victims
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, July 2015
Tribal Legal Code Resource: Domestic Violence Laws
Bureau of Justice Assistance and Office on Violence Against Women-Sponsored, February 2015
Circle of Healing for Native Children Endangered by Drugs video graphic
Office for Victims of Crime, December 2014
Report to the U.S. Attorney General on Improving Federal Agency Response to Sexual Violence in Tribal Nations: Issues and Recommendations
Office for Victims of Crime, June 2014
OVC Builds Capacity To Serve Crime Victims in Indian Country
Office for Victims of Crime, July 2013
Break the Silence: Sexual Assault and the SART Solution video graphic
Office for Victims of Crime-Sponsored, June 2013
Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Final Report
Office for Victims of Crime, May 2013
Using Federal Law To Prosecute Domestic Violence Crimes in Indian Country Guide/DVD video graphic
Office for Victims of Crime, October 2012
Tribal-State Relations
Child Welfare Information Gateway, August 2012
Tribal Legal Code Resource: Domestic Violence Laws - Guide for Drafting or Revising Victim-Centered Tribal Laws Against Domestic Violence
Office on Violence Against Women-Sponsored, January 2012
Indian Health Service: Continued Efforts Needed to Help Strengthen Response to Sexual Assaults and Domestic Violence
Government Accountability Office, October 2011
Final Report: Participatory Evaluation of the Tribal Victim Assistance Programs at the Lummi Nation and Passamaquoddy Tribe
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, August 2009
Sexual Assault Response Teams: Resource Guide for the Development of a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) in Tribal Communities
Office on Violence Against Women-Sponsored, September 2008
A Victim-Centered Approach to Crimes Against American Indian & Alaska Native Children
Office for Victims of Crime-Sponsored, August 2008
Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and the Criminal Justice Response: What Is Known
National Institute of Justice, August 2008
Children’s Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities
Office for Victims of Crime, June 2008
Tribal Legal Code Resource: Sexual Assault and Stalking Laws Guide for Drafting or Revising Victim-Centered Tribal Laws Against Sexual Assault and Stalking
Office on Violence Against Women-Sponsored, June 2008
A Victim-Centered Approach to Domestic Violence Against Native Women
Office on Violence Against Women-Sponsored, January 2008
Final Report: Focus Group on Public Law 280 and the Sexual Assault of Native Women
Office on Violence Against Women-Sponsored, December 2007

Related Resources

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS): Indian Country Justice Statistics
The Indian Country Justice Statistics page provides access to BJS and other data related to victimization in Tribal communities.
National Institute of Justice (NIJ): Tribal Crime and Justice
The Tribal Crime and Justice section of the NIJ website provides information on tribal law enforcement, crime prevention, violence and victimization, and tribal law.
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC): American Indian/Alaska Native
This section of the OVC website provides information and resources that focus on helping victims in tribal areas.
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC): American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Sexual Assault Response Team (SANE-SART) Initiative
OVC established the AI/AN SANE-SART Initiative in 2010 to address the comprehensive needs of tribal victims of sexual violence, with the ultimate goal of institutionalizing sustainable and evidence-based practices that meet the needs of tribal communities.
Task Force on Research on Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women
This Task Force was created to assist in the development of a program of research on violence against Indian women, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and murder. The program will evaluate the effectiveness of the federal, state, and tribal response to violence against Indian women, and will propose recommendations to improve the government.
Tribal Access to Justice Innovation
Funded through a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Tribal Access to Justice Innovation site is designed to help tribal justice practitioners learn about emerging and promising justice-related programs in Indian Country, including those that focus on child welfare/crimes against children and domestic violence and sexual assault.
Tribal Protection Order
Supported by a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, this website was developed by the Tribal Law and Policy Institute to provide both tribal and non-tribal entities with a clearinghouse of information and resources pertaining to the issuance and enforcement of protection orders.

Grant Programs

Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS)
CTAS is administered by the Office of Justice Programs, the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services and the Office on Violence Against Women. CTAS funds enhance law enforcement practices and sustain crime prevention and intervention efforts in nine purpose areas including public safety and community policing; justice systems planning; alcohol and substance abuse; corrections and correctional alternatives; violence against women; juvenile justice; and tribal youth programs.
Department of Justice (DOJ) Program Plan
The DOJ Program Plan is a tool to help applicants and grantees find funding opportunities that address their needs. The DOJ Program Plan provides summary details of the funding opportunities each DOJ grant-making component is expecting to release or has released in the current fiscal year.
Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
OJP provides innovative leadership to federal, state, local, and tribal justice systems by disseminating state-of-the art knowledge and practices across America, and providing grants for the implementation of crime fighting strategies. Contained on the OJP Funding Resource Center site is information about open solicitations, resources for applicants and grantees, grant procedures and requirements, links to State Administering Agencies, and additional grant-related resources.

Training and Technical Assistance

Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC)
OVC TTAC provides access to and facilitates training and technical assistance for victim service providers and allied professionals who serve crime victims. See the Tribal Victim Assistance page for topical information and TTA resources.
Tribal Justice and Safety: Training and Technical Assistance
The Department of Justice (DOJ) provides training and technical assistance to further practical and specialized knowledge to implement and enhance justice system efforts in tribal and other areas. This page provides information about opportunities covering a variety of topics and presents access to DOJ training and technical assistance providers.

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