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DOJ creates task force to address violence against Native women
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Filed Under: Law
The Department of Justice has established a task force to address violence against women in Indian Country.
The Violence Against Women Federal and Tribal Prosecution Task Force consists of seven federal prosecutors and six tribal representatives. The group is chaired by Deborah R. Gilg, the U. S. Attorney for Nebraska.
“We know too well that tribal communities face unique law enforcement challenges and are struggling to reverse unacceptable rates of violence against women and children,” said Attorney General Holder. “The creation of the Violence Against Women Tribal Prosecution Task Force has been a priority for me since my visit with tribal leaders last year, and I believe it is a critical step in our work to improve public safety and strengthen coordination and collaboration concerning prosecution strategies with tribal communities.”
The task force will produce a trial practice manual on the federal prosecution of violence against women offenses in Indian Country in a year.
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Press Release: Attorney General Holder Announces Violence Against Women Tribal Prosecution Task Force in Indian Country (DOJ 1/21)