Office of Tribal Justice

Office of Tribal Justice


DOJ Statement of Principles

As announced by Attorney General Eric Holder at the White House Tribal Nations Conference in December 2014, the Department of Justice has adopted a Statement of Principles to guide and inform all of the Department's interactions with federally recognized Indian tribes. Our Statement of Principles memorialize, the Department of Justice's determination to serve as your partner in fighting crime and enforcing the law in Indian country.

DOJ’s "A Turning in the Tide" video

Watch the video "A Turning in the Tide" about Robert F. Kennedy's historic 1963 speech to the National Congress of American Indians and how the Justice Department, under the leadership of Attorney General Eric Holder, is working today more than ever to fulfill its commitment to foster equal justice, safety, partnership and self-government in Native American communities.

Attorney General Approves Tribal Consultation Policy for the Department of Justice

Violence Against Women Act [VAWA] Reauthorization 2013

Congress passed the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, or "VAWA 2013." This new law includes significant provisions addressing tribal jurisdiction over non-Indian perpetrators of domestic violence. These tribal provisions were proposed by the Justice Department in 2011.

Statement by Attorney General Eric Holder on the House Passage of the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act

VAWA 2013 and Tribal Jurisdiction Over Non-Indian Perpetrators of Domestic Violence Fact Sheet and Frequently Asked Questions