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Justice Department to Host 18th Annual Government-to-Government Tribal Consultation on Violence Against Women

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Oklahoma

TULSA – The Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) will host the 18th Annual Government-to-Government Violence Against Women Tribal Consultation, August 8-10, 2023, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Tribal government leaders will provide recommendations on administering tribal funds and programs; enhancing the safety of American Indian and Alaska Native women from domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, homicide, stalking and sex trafficking, along with strengthening the federal response to these crimes; and improving access to local, regional, state, and federal crime information databases and criminal justice information systems.

The consultation is required by law to address the federal administration of tribal funds and programs established under the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA) and its subsequent reauthorizations.

Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta and other Department of Justice officials will be in attendance.

WHO: U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women, Office of Justice Programs, and Office of Tribal Justice

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families and the Indian Health Service

U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs – Office of Justice Services

WHEN:  All times provided in local Central time:

August 8, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

August 9, 8:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.

August 10, 8:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.

WHERE:   River Spirit Resort, 8330 Riverside Parkway, Tulsa, OK 74137

Join virtually:

CONTACT: Media with any question regarding the consultation should reach out to Connie Palmer-Dodson at  918-382-2755

Members of the press who wish to attend consultation must register and will need to check in at the hotel registration desk upon arrival to obtain credentials, which must be worn and displayed at all times throughout the event. For more information and to register as press, visit:


OVW Director Rosie Hidalgo; OVW Tribal Affairs Deputy Director Sherriann Moore; and U.S. Attorney Clinton Johnson for the Northern District of Oklahoma are available for interviews. Please contact Connie Palmer-Dodson for more information.

For more information about the consultation schedule, please visit:  


U.S. Attorney's Office Northern District of Oklahoma

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Updated August 4, 2023

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