Three Tribes Approved for VAWA Jurisdictional Pilot Project

Press release here (pdf) and here.

Details here.

WASHINGTON – Three American Indian tribes – the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona, the Tulalip Tribes of Washington, and the Umatilla Tribes of Oregon – will be the first in the nation to exercise special criminal jurisdiction over certain crimes of domestic and dating violence, regardless of the defendant’s Indian or non-Indian status, under a pilot project authorized by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA 2013).

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  1. Pingback: Umatilla Tribes of Oregon to Implement Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction Under VAWA 2013 | Red Lodge Legal Services Program

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