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Bea Hanson is the Principal Deputy Director of the United States Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW).

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November 20, 2013
Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole today announced the release of a new Department of Justice policy for employees addressing the effects of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking in the workplace.
November 20, 2013
As all of us know too well, domestic violence inflicts severe harm on our society. So many women, men and children in our country of every background, ethnicity, age, disability and sexual orientation are damaged by this devastating crime.
November 14, 2013
The safety of American Indian women is one of my main priorities and a clear priority of the Administration. It's important that we work together to bring about systematic, positive changes in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
November 14, 2013
Now perpetrators of domestic and dating violence will be held accountable, whether they're Indian or non-Indian, and countless Indian women will enjoy safer lives as a result. Section 904 of VAWA 2013 recognizes the inherent power of "participating tribes" to exercise "special domestic violence criminal jurisdiction" over certain defendants, regardless of their Indian or non-Indian status, who commit acts of domestic violence or dating violence or violate certain protection orders in Indian country.

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Updated: April 2014
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Bea Hanson
Principal Deputy Director
Office on Violence Against Women
145 N St., NE, Suite 10W.121
Washington, D.C. 20530
Fax: 202-305-2589
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