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
July 2020-December 2020
On Oct. 15, the JustGrants progress reporting platform opened. Please see the JustGrants website for more information about the transition. As in the past, Tribal Jurisdiction grantees will obtain their reporting form through Survey Monkey. What’s changed is that the form will then be submitted as an attachment in your JustGrants account.
PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for the progress report for the July-December 2020 period has been changed from Jan. 30, 2021, to Feb. 28, 2021.
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February 28, 2021
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.