• VAWA Five Year Report

    Read Full Report Here VAWA Five Year Report
  • Interested in Implementing VAWA Tribal Provisions?

    Resources to help you get started on implementing the Violence Against Women Act's tribal provisions.

    Tools to Help You Get Started Today! Interested in Implementing VAWA Tribal Provisions?
  • Inter-tribal Technical Assistance Working Group (ITWG)

    Learn more about the work of the Intertribal Technical Assistance Working Group on Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction.

    Learn More About the Working Group Inter-tribal Technical Assistance Working Group (ITWG)
  • SDVCJ Resource Center

    The SDVCJ Resource Center is being updated with additional resources and current data. Check back for newly release information soon.

    SDVCJ Resource Center

About VAWA &
Tribal Nations 

The 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), included a vital reaffirmation of Tribal Nations’ inherent power to protect Native women from abuse by non-Indian partners by prosecuting those abusers in tribal court. Tribal Nations across the country are utilizing this Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction (SDVCJ) to bring more safety and justice to their communities. This site is a resource for tribal governments and organizations working to implement these laws and protections. Get started.

This project was supported by Grant No. 2016-­TA-­AX-­K005, awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this program are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice.


November 2018