Tribal Justice and Safety

Tribal Justice and Safety

Attorney General Announces New Actions to Support Law Enforcement and Maintain Public Safety in Indian Country

As part of the department’s efforts under the Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety (Task Force), Attorney General today announced a series of actions the department will take to support law enforcement and maintain public safety in Indian Country. Among the actions, the department will deploy the Tribal Access Program for National Crime Information (TAP) to 10 tribal sites, beginning today with the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana and Office of Tribal Justice (OTJ) will coordinate a series of listening sessions with tribal law enforcement officials and tribal leaders to ensure the unique perspective of law enforcement in Indian Country is taken into account.

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Submit Nominations to Serve on Task Force about Violence Against Women

The Office on Violence Against Women is seeking leaders to serve on the Task Force on Research on Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women. Task Force members provide feedback on research priorities, design strategies, protocols, and dissemination of findings. Nominees must be from tribal governments, tribal domestic violence and sexual assault nonprofits, or national tribal organizations.

To nominate someone, send a cover letter and resume or curriculum vitae to by December 15. Nominees will be screened through a telephone interview and search of public records. Names of finalists will be submitted to the Attorney General for approval.

See a list of the current Task Force members.



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