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Publications/Products

OVC Builds Capacity To Serve Crime Victims in Indian Country
Office for Victims of Crime, July 2013

Using Federal Law To Prosecute Domestic Violence Crimes in Indian Country Guide/DVD
Office for Victims of Crime, October 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

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 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

Effectiveness of the Office for Victims of Crime Tribal Victim Assistance Program
U.S. Department of Justice Office of Inspector General, February 2006

Tribal-State Relations
Child Welfare Information Gateway, January 2006

Violence Against Native Women: A Guide for Practitioner Action
Office on Violence Against Women-Sponsored, 2006

Child Sexual Abuse on New Mexico Tribal Land 1999-2004
Bureau of Justice Statistics, December 2005

American Indians and Crime: A BJS Statistical Profile, 1992-2002
Bureau of Justice Statistics, December 2004

Victim Services: Promising Practices in Indian Country
Office for Victims of Crime, November 2004

Victim Rights in Indian Country - An Assistant United States Attorney Perspective
United States Attorneys' Bulletin, January 2003

Violence Against Indian Women, Final Revised Report
National Institute of Justice, January 2003

Violent Victimization and Race, 1993-98
Bureau of Justice Statistics, March 2001

Improving Tribal/Federal Prosecution of Child Sexual Abuse Cases through Agency Cooperation
Office for Victims of Crime, September 1999

Children's Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities - Addendum Synopsis of the CJA Programs
Office for Victims of Crime, March 1998

Victim Programs to Serve Native Americans
Office for Victims of Crime, February 1992

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 Web site provides information on tribal law enforcement, crime prevention, violence and victimization, and tribal law.

Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
OVC provides federal funds to support victim compensation and assistance programs across the Nation. OVC also provides training for diverse professionals who work with victims, develops and disseminates publications, supports projects to enhance victims' rights and services, and educates the public about victim issues. A list of victim services available in Indian Country can be found in the OVC Directory of Crime Victim Services.

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 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 Protection Order
Supported by a grant from the Office on Violence Against Women, this Web site 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 DOJ's Office of Justice Programs (OJP), the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) and the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). The funding can be used to conduct comprehensive planning, enhance law enforcement, bolster justice systems, support and enhance efforts to prevent and control delinquency and strengthen the juvenile justice system, prevent youth substance abuse, serve sexual assault and elder victims, and support other efforts to combat crimes.

Tribal Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalitions Grant Program
Administered by the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), the purpose of this grant program is to build the capacity of survivors, advocates, Indian women's organizations, and victim services providers to form nonprofit, nongovernmental tribal domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions to advance the goal of ending violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women.

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