Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Funding Opportunity for Fiscal Year 2017 Grants to Tribal Governments to Exercise Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction

The Tribal Jurisdiction Program is designed to assist Indian tribes in exercising Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction (SDVCJ). Through this grant program, Indian tribes will receive support and technical assistance for planning, developing and implementing changes in their criminal justice systems necessary to exercise SDVCJ. The program encourages collaborations among tribal leadership, tribal courts, tribal prosecutors, tribal attorneys, tribal defenders, law enforcement, probation, service providers, and other partners to ensure that non-Indians who commit crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, and violations of protection orders are held accountable. The Tribal Jurisdiction Program encourages the coordinated involvement of the entire tribal criminal justice system and victim service providers to incorporate systemic change that ensures victim safety and offender accountability. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (E.T.) on January 25, 2017.

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