Implementing Tribes – The First 5 Years
Update: On March 15, 2022, President Biden signed the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization bill (VAWA 2022), which included significant amendments to 25 U.S.C. 1304. This page was developed prior to passage of VAWA 2022 and has not yet been updated to reflect the most recent changes.
Click here to download the Implementation Chart: VAWA Enhanced Jurisdiction and TLOA Enhanced Sentencing (PDF) 02/28/2022.
As of the 5-year anniversary of VAWA 2013 the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is aware of a total of 18 tribes who have opted to implement SDVCJ. Those tribes have lands within the borders of 11 different states across the nation, and represent a great diversity of Native nations.
Tribes Implementing SDVCJ in the First Five Years:
The Pascua Yaqui Tribe in Arizona
The Tulalip Tribes in Washington
The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) in Oregon
The Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana
The Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation in North and South Dakota
The Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians in Michigan
The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas
The Choctaw Nation in Oklahoma
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina
The Seminole Nation in Oklahoma
The Sac and Fox Nation in Oklahoma
The Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma
The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi in Michigan
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation in Oklahoma
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North and South Dakota
The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa in Michigan
The Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana
The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe in Washington