Violence Against Native Women: Is the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 a Step Forward

Thursday, April 14, 2011
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
American University Washington College of Law, JD Lounge
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC


Native American and Alaska Native women experience the highest rate of violence of any group in the United States. However, because of conflicts between federal and tribal jurisdiction, they face significant barriers to having their cases investigated and prosecuted and the perpetrators held accountable. Recently, Congress passed the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010, which includes an emphasis on decreasing violence against women in Native communities. The act purports to solve the jurisdictional complexities faced by Native women, standardize sexual assault protocols, and increase accountability of federal authorities who fail to investigate and prosecute crimes against Native women. Please join our panelists as they examine the implications of the new act, its potential effectiveness, and challenges for its implementation.

Presented by the Women and the Law Program and the Native American Law Students Association


WCL Alumni, AU & WCL Students, Faculty & Staff – no charge
General Public - No Charge
(registration is required)

(1.5 Credit hours) will be applied for as requested to different states.
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American University Washington College of Law
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