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The Department of Justice invites tribal leaders from across the nation to join us on October 2-3, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency Tulsa in Tulsa, OK, for a government-to-government Consultation.
Day 1: 7th Annual Violence Against Women Consultation
The purpose of the violence against women consultation is to solicit recommendations from tribal government leaders on the following three topics.
- Administering grant funds appropriated for tribal governments and programs created to benefit tribal governments by the original Violence Against Women Act and subsequent legislation.
- Enhancing the safety of Indian women from domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
- Strengthening the Federal response to crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
The Department of Justice will be joined by our colleagues from the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of the Interior for this portion of the consultation.
Day 2: Department of Justice Grant Funding
On the second day, DOJ officials would like to hear feedback from tribal leaders about their resource needs and grant funding priorities, their experiences with the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) process that was utilized for DOJ's tribal government specific grants in Fiscal Year 2010, 2011, and 2012, and their recommendations for how the process can be improved for Fiscal Year 2013.
OVW hopes that tribal leaders from across the nation will join us in Tulsa, OK, to share their recommendations about how we can work together to end violence against women and improve DOJ support for tribal justice systems.
Interdepartmental Tribal Justice, Safety, and Wellness Session
Hyatt Regency Tulsa
100 East Second St.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Room Block Name: DOJO
Room Block Rate: $77 plus tax
Hotel reservations can be made after 10:00 am PT/11:00 am MT/12:00 pm CT/1:00 pm ET on Friday, Aug. 31.
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Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative Talking Points
Family Violence Prevention and Services Act
Family Violence Prevention and Services Act Grantees, FY 2010
Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation, Tribal Consultation Report on Grantmaking, 2010
Annual Tribal Consultation Report, 2010
Indian Health Manual, Chapter 29 – Sexual Assault
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Will OVW offer travel assistance to tribal leaders who would like to attend the Consultation?
It is OVW's goal to accommodate as many tribal leaders and representatives as we possibly can at this year's Consultation. If your tribe currently receives grant funding from OVW, you may use your travel funding to pay for the cost of your travel to the Consultation. You may also use the funding to pay for the travel costs of up to two additional representatives from your tribe to attend as well.
Regrettably, OVW does not have funding to help defray the cost of attending the Consultation for tribal governments who do not currently receive OVW grant funding. Non-OVW grantees are welcome to attend the Consultation at their own expense.
How can tribes share their recommendations with OVW if they are unable to attend the Consultation?
OVW will accept written recommendations from tribal governments who are unable to attend the Consultation. Written comments may be submitted using first-class mail, email, or fax.
Office on Violence Against Women
United States Department of Justice
ATTN: Tribal Unit
145 N Street NE, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20530
Fax: (202) 305-2589
What do tribes need to do if they want to designate someone other than a tribal leader to represent the tribe at the Consultation?
OVW recognizes that your tribe may decide to authorize an individual who is not a tribal leader to offer testimony on its behalf at the Consultation. If your tribe elects to designate someone as its official representative, OVW is requesting that the individual who will be presenting testimony on behalf of your tribe be prepared to submit either a resolution from your tribal council or a letter from you on official letterhead which confirms their status as the official representative of your tribe.
Is this event open to members of the general public?
Participation in the Consultation is by invitation only. The leaders of each of the nation's 565 Federally recognized tribes have been invited to attend the Consultation. Registrations from non-tribal leaders will not be accepted unless the individual who is attempting to register has been authorized to attend the Consultation by a Federally-recognized tribe as evidenced by a letter on official tribal government letterhead signed by a tribal leader, or by a tribal council resolution.
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