OVW Consultation
904 Task Force Meeting Slider Image

About 904 Task Force

The Task Force on Research on Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women (commonly referred to as the Section 904 task force), is a federal advisory committee that provides advice and recommendations on the Department of Justice National Institute of Justice's program of research on violence against American Indian and Alaska Native Women.

Notice of this meeting is required under section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Title IX of the Violence Against Women Act of 2005 (VAWA 2005), as amended, required the Attorney General to establish a Task Force to assist the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) to develop and implement a program of research on violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, sex trafficking, and murder. The program will evaluate the effectiveness of the federal, state, tribal, and local response to violence against Indian women, and will propose recommendations to improve the government response. The Attorney General, acting through the Director of the Office on Violence Against Women, established the Task Force on March 31, 2008 and the charter has been renewed every two years since then.

Additional Information:
904 Task Force
NIJ Program of Research

Public Comments
The registration to provide public comments during the Task Force Meeting is now closed. Participants are encouraged to submit written copies of their public comments via email to ovw.tribalaffairs@usdoj.gov. The deadline to submit any comments is Friday, October 23, 2020 at 5:00p.m. EDT.


October 22, 2020 | 1:00p.m. - 5:00p.m. EDT
This meeting will include introduction of new Task Force members, an update on NIJ’s program of research, and facilitated Task Force discussion. In addition, the Task Force is also welcoming public oral comment at this meeting and has reserved 30 minutes for this.

NIJ Presentation

"NIJ Presentation - Violence Against Indian Women Research Program: A Roadmap to Present Day" presented by Christine (Tina) Crossland, Senior Social Science Analyst, U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice Office of Research, Evaluation, and Technology during the 904 Task Force Meeting is now available.

View Presentation