Through OVW’s Grants to Tribal Governments to Exercise Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdictions Program (Tribal Jurisdiction Program), tribes receive support and technical assistance for planning, developing, and implementing changes in their criminal justice systems necessary to exercise Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction (SDVCJ), which was authorized by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013.
SDVCJ is an historic provision that recognizes the authority of participating tribes to exercise “special criminal jurisdiction” over certain defendants, regardless of their Indian or non-Indian status, who commit crimes of domestic violence or dating violence or violate certain protection orders in Indian Country.
The Tribal Jurisdiction Program is one of several OVW programs, and like all OVW programs, it supports a multifaceted approach to responding to violence against women. The Tribal Jurisdiction Program forges partnerships between leaders at all levels of government and professionals in law enforcement, victim advocacy, health care, and other organizations who work to ensure safety and health.
Progress Reporting Update
January – June 2022 Period
The deadline for the January – June 2022 performance report is July 30, 2022.
The process for reporting is new for this period. Tribal Jurisdiction grantees will no longer complete their progress report via SurveyMonkey. Instead, grantees need to fill out the PDF reporting form which must be downloaded from this website (just look for the Reporting Form box below). Then submit the fillable PDF form, as well as your Grant Goals & Objectives document, directly to JustGrants.
Forms & Instructions
Webinar: Calculating FTEs
Registration is open! Tallying staff FTEs can be tricky. Join VAWA MEI trainers as we review how to complete the Staff Information section of your semi-annual performance report.
July 6, 2022|2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. EDT
Webinar: Victim Services
Registration is open! Join VAWA MEI trainers for a one-hour webinar on how to report victim services data on your semi-annual performance report.
July 14, 2022|2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. EDT
Request Individualized Technical Assistance: Tribal Jurisdiction
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July 30, 2022
2018 Biennial Report to Congress
The Biennial Report to Congress presents aggregate activities and accomplishments that were funded under the Violence Against Women Act and reported by grantees in each funded grant program.