CTAS Funding & Domestic Violence Courts for Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction
The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), National Council of Juvenile and Court Judges (NCJFC), and the Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI) are hosting a webinar on February 6, 2015 regarding Coordinate Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) and Domestic Violence Docket/Courts for tribes considering exercising the Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction (SDVCJ) under the Violence of Women Reauthorization Act of 2013.
One way to meet VAWA's equal protection requirements in order to exercise SDVCJ is to establish a Domestic Violence Court/Docket. Under the current CTAS RFP purpose area #5, tribes who do not currently have a CTAS grant from the Office of Violence Against Women can apply for funding to support a Domestic Violence Court/Docket.
Honorable Steven D. Aycock, (Ret.), Judge-in-Residence, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Kelly Gaines Stoner, Victim Advocacy Legal Specialist, Tribal Law & Policy Institute
Virginia Davis, Senior Policy Advisor, National Congress of American Indians
Chia Halpern Beetso, Tribal Court Specialist, Tribal Law & Policy Institute
Please register for CTAS Funding and Domestic Violence Courts for Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction on Feb 6, 2015 11:00AM PST/12:00PM MST/1:00PM CST/2:00 PM EST at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
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Below are some possible resources relevant to creating a domestic violence court:
- Tribal Code Development, tribal domestic violence case law resource, tribal protection orders, and other articles found at http://www.tribal-institute.org/lists/domestic.htm;
- Article on Protecting Sovereignty : The Role of Tribal Courts at http://law.und.edu/tji/_files/docs/protecting-sovereignty-tribal-courts-2013.pdf;
- Articles on protocols on prosecuting sexual assaults in Indian Country at www.swclap.org;
- Tribal Code Checklist for Implementing Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction at www.ncai.org/tribal.../tribal-code-development-checklist-for-implementation- aug-20142.pdf;
- Domestic Violence Courts Key Principles (non-tribal specific) at http://www.courtinnovation.org/research/key-principles-domestic-violence-court-accountability
- History of Domestic Violence Courts (non-tribal specific) at Infohttp://www.courtinnovation.org/topic/domestic-violence.
- Tulalip’s DV Court at http://www.tulaliptribes-nsn.gov/Home/Government/Departments/TribalCourt/DomesticViolence.aspx