VAWA 2013’s SDVCJ Five Year Report
In the five years following the passage of VAWA 2013, 18 tribes began exercising Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction. Learn about ...› Read Full Report Here
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Inter-tribal Technical Assistance Working Group (ITWG)
The ITWG is a voluntary working group of tribal representatives who exchange views, information, and advice about how tribes may best exercise...› Learn more about the ITWG
SDVCJ Resource Center
Visit the Resource Center for more information and guidance on how to implement SDVCJ in your community. From code development, to defendants’...› Click here to check out our resource page.
About VAWA &
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.
Thank you to the SDVCJ Partners: DOJ Office on Violence Against Women, Tribal Law & Policy Institute, and National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ).
Overview of VAWA SDVCJ &
- Pascua Yaqui’s VAWA Implementation Considerations
- SDVCJ Five Year Report
- Guide To Revising Tribal Codes for VAWA/TLOA
- Tribal Code Check List
- What can tribes do under the new law?
- When did the law take effect and will it expire?
- What crimes are covered?
- What must a tribe do to protect defendants' rights under the new law?
- What should a tribe do to get started?