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1304, 2023

Not Invisible Act Commission Public Hearing: Anchorage, Alaska on April 25

April 13th, 2023|

On April 25, the Not Invisible Act Commission will convene a public hearing in Anchorage, Alaska. This is part of the continued work by the members of the Commission, appointed by the Departments of the Interior and Justice, to develop recommendations to guide Congress and federal agencies on how to best combat the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous peoples and human trafficking, as required under the Not Invisible Act. The Not Invisible Act, [...]

1304, 2023

DOJ Funding Opportunities

April 13th, 2023|

The Department of Justice's (DOJ) Fiscal Year 2023 DOJ Grants Program Plan summarizes the funding opportunities each DOJ grant making component is expecting to release or has released in a particular fiscal year. Solicitations are generally released 45-60 days before their submission deadline. Current open opportunities can be found on: Office of Justice Programs Current Funding Opportunities Office on Violence Against Women Open Solicitations Office on Community Oriented Policing Services [...]

1304, 2023

FY 2023 Adam Walsh Act Implementation Grant Program (AWA) Funding Opportunity

April 13th, 2023|

Final Deadline Notice Applications for the FY 2023 Support for Adam Walsh Act Implementation Grant Program are due in JustGrants by April 19 by 5 p.m. Eastern time. The SMART Office encourages applicants to submit their application information 72 hours in advance of deadlines in case of technical difficulties. For assistance, contact the SMART Office at 202-514-4689 or Visit SMART’s funding page for general information on applying for SMART awards. Eligibility: View and [...]

504, 2023

President Biden’s proclamation for National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

April 5th, 2023|

Freedom from sexual assault is a basic human right. Yet tens of millions of Americans –- our family and friends, colleagues, neighbors, and classmates –- carry the trauma of sexual assault with them. National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month is an important time to speak out, stand with courageous survivors, and finally change the culture that has allowed sexual violence to exist for far too long. Sexual violence affects [...]

1403, 2023

NOW OPEN: OVW’s FY 2023 Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program Solicitation

March 14th, 2023|

The Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program (TSASP) supports efforts to create, maintain, and expand sustainable sexual assault services provided by Tribes, tribal organizations, and nonprofit tribal organizations within Indian country and Alaska Native villages. TSASP supports projects that provide intervention, advocacy, accompaniment (e.g., accompanying victims to court, medical facilities, or police departments), support services, and related assistance for adult, youth, and child victims of sexual assault, non-offending family and household members of victims, and those collaterally [...]


105, 2023

Press Release: Over half of females serving time for a violent offense were arrested within 5 years of release from prison

May 1st, 2023|News|

Over half of females serving time for a violent offense were arrested within 5 years of release from prison WASHINGTON –The Bureau of Justice Statistics is announcing the release of Recidivism of Females Released from State Prison, 2012–2017. During the 5 years after their release in 2012, more than half of females (55%, compared to 66% of males) who were serving time for a violent offense were arrested for another offense, while [...]

1403, 2023

Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco, Secretary Deb Haaland Meet With Not Invisible Act Commission

March 14th, 2023|News, Tribes|

Tuesday February 28, 2023: As part of the continued work by the Department of Justice and the Department of the Interior to implement the Not Invisible Act and combat the crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous People (MMIP), Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco and Secretary Deb Haaland hosted the first in-person plenary session of the Not Invisible Act Commission at the U.S. Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C. The [...]

2207, 2022

Indigenous Canadians wary, hopeful as pope prepares apology

July 22nd, 2022|Native Communities, News|

MASKWACIS, Alberta — To this day, Flo Buffalo doesn't drink milk — not since two nuns force-fed her the sour milk she had refused at the Catholic-run Ermineskin Indian Residential School for Indigenous children that she attended in the 1960s. Holding out her right hand, she showed how she has never been able to fully straighten it out since a nun severely beat her with a stick. "The nuns, they [...]

1204, 2022

Where are the Indigenous children who never came home?

April 12th, 2022|Native Communities, News|

When Yufna Soldier Wolf was a kid, she was made well aware of why her family members only spoke English, and why they dressed the way they did. Her grandfather and other elders used to recount their experiences at boarding schools, where the government sent hundreds of thousands of Indigenous children, from nearly every Indigenous nation within U.S. borders, to unlearn their languages and cultures. “A lot of them were [...]

504, 2022

Washington State creates an alert system for missing Indigenous people

April 5th, 2022|Native Communities, News|

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday signed into law a bill that creates a first-in-the-nation statewide alert system for missing Indigenous people. The law creates a system similar to Amber Alerts and so-called silver alerts, which are used respectively for missing children and vulnerable adults in many states. The system will notify law enforcement when there's a report of a missing Indigenous person. It will also place messages on highway [...]

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