Announcement of MeetingThe Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), U.S. Department of Justice held a meeting of the Task Force on Research on Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women (hereinafter “the Task Force”). The virtual meeting took place on December 13, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
About the Task ForceThe 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 (NIJ) program of research on violence against American Indian and Alaska Native Women.
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 NIJ in developing and implementing 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 propose recommendations to improve the government response. The Task Force was established on March 31, 2008, and the charter has been renewed every two years since then.
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