After decades of grassroots advocacy by American Indian (AI) and Alaska Native (AN) women, the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act of 2005 included a provision that directed the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), in collaboration with the Office on Violence Against Women, to conduct a national baseline study on violence against AI and AN women living in tribal communities. In addition, NIJ was directed to evaluate the tribal, local, state and federal criminal justice responses to these crimes. This presentation will highlight the process NIJ undertook in collaboration with representatives from tribal communities and sovereign tribal governments to develop and test a culturally-informed survey instrument, culturally-appropriate survey administration, and community-specific sampling strategies
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Center on Violence Against Women and Children
In the spring of 2007, the Rutgers University School of Social Work formed the Center on Violence Against Women & Children. VAWC facilitates a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to research, training, and education aimed at eradicating violence against women and children.
The mission of the Center on Violence Against Women & Children is to strive to eliminate physical, sexual, and other forms of violence against women and children and the power imbalances that permit them.
This mission will be accomplished through the use of a collaborative approach that focuses on multidisciplinary research, education, and training that impacts communities and policy in New Jersey, the U.S., and throughout the world.
For more information visit: http://vawc.rutgers.edu