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Webinar - Improving Tribal Access to Victim Services: Lessons from National, State, and Tribal Perspectives

With high rates of crime and victimization, tribal communities suffer disproportionately from the long-lasting and multi-generational impacts of exposure to violence. By restoring tribal court jurisdiction over non-Indians who commit acts of dating and domestic violence on tribal lands, the 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) renewed the focus on domestic violence in Indian country and the needs of tribal victims. Improving Tribal Access to Victim Services: Lessons from National, State, and Tribal Perspectives highlighted practical approaches to ensuring tribal access to victims funding, compensation, and services. This webinar also highlighted collaborative state, local, and tribal efforts aimed at providing a variety of services to meet the needs of tribal victims.

Presenting for this webinar were: Dianne Barker Harrold, Attorney and Indian Country Consultant, Member, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma; Brian Hendrix, Victims of Crime Tribal Liaison for State of Oklahoma, Member Muscogee Creek Nation; and Nikki Finkbonner, Coordinator at Lummi Nation Victims of Crime Program. Steve Siegel, Director, Special Program Unit, Denver District Attorney and Board Member of Unified Solutions and NCJA was the moderator. To view the recorded webinar please click here.

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