Code Development

Code development is the first step for the majority of tribes planning to implement the special domestic violence criminal jurisdiction provisions of VAWA 2013.

RESOURCES

·         Draft Tribal Code Development Checklist prepared by the Inter-tribal Working Group to assist tribes as they implement VAWA.  

·         Guide to Revising Codes for VAWA/TLOA (TLPI, 2015)

·         The application questionnaires of the five approved pilot tribes include sample tribal code language for implementing VAWA.

·         Tribal Legal Code Resource: Domestic Violence Laws (TLPI, 2012)

·         Tribal Legal Code Resource: Sexual Assault and Stalking Laws (TLPI, 2012)

REFERENCES

Federal Domestic Violence Statutes and Offenses

  • Domestic Violence Offenses
    • Interstate domestic violence – 18 U.S.C. 2261
    • Interstate stalking and cyberstalking – 18 U.S.C. 2261(A)
    • Interstate violation of a protection order – 18 U.S.C. 2262
    • Domestic assault by an habitual offender – 18 U.S.C. 117
       
  • Firearms Offenses
    • Possession of firearm while subject to order of protection – 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(8)
    • Transfer of firearm to person subject to order of protection – 18 U.S.C. 922(d)(8)
    • Possession of firearm after conviction of misdemeanor crime of domestic violence – 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(9)
    • Transfer of firearm to person convicted of misdemeanor crime of domestic violence – 18 U.S.C. 922(d)(9)
       
  • Other Relevant Statutes
    • Full Faith and Credit – 18 U.S.C. 2265
    • Bureau of Indian Affairs arrest authority – 25 U.S.C. 2803(3)
    • Right of victim to be heard at bail hearing – 18 U.S.C. 2263
    • Rights of crime victims – 18 U.S.C. 3771(a)
    • Restitution – 18 U.S.C. 2264