Limits On SDVCJ Eligible Crimes

For a tribe to exercise jurisdiction over a non-Indian offender:

·      the victim must be Indian; and

·      the crime must take place in the Indian Country of the participating tribe  

The tribe can only exercise jurisdiction over a non-Indian if the offender:

·      resides in the Indian Country of the participating tribe;

·      is employed in the Indian Country of the participating tribe; or

·      is a current or former spouse, intimate partner, or dating partner of a member of the participating tribe, or an Indian who resides in the Indian Country of the participating tribe.