Victims' Rights & Safety

Addressing victims’ rights under tribal law helps the justice system to foster safety and support cooperation with prosecutions. Victims’ rights laws and policies are particularly important for victims of domestic or dating violence. These crimes often cause emotional trauma in addition to physical injury. It may be more difficult for victims to report these crimes because of ongoing relationships with the offender. These victims often are in great danger of future violence after reporting a crime, during investigation and prosecution of cases, and after defendants are released from prison.

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