Sex Trafficking in Indian Country Update


A project blog dedicated to providing a central location for the latest media, news articles, training information, funding and policy updates related to sex trafficking in Indian country.

June 30, 2016


Courtesy of Principal Deputy Director Bea Hanson of the Office on Violence Against Women

"The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) was thrilled to participate in the United State of Women Summit [external link] on June 14, 2016. Over 5,000 people traveled to...

June 9, 2016

Synopsis: The Pilot Project period (February, 2014 through March 6, 2015), authorized by VAWA 2013, enabled Indian tribes who received prior approval from the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) to exercise special domestic violence criminal jurisdiction (SDVCJ)...

May 6, 2016

Synopsis: We have added South Dakota and Alaska to our victim services directory!


Click here to access the victim services directory.

May 5, 2016

Synopsis: The National Institute of Justice has just released a research report "Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men" which is based on the findings from a 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey.



Click here to access the...

February 29, 2016

Synopsis: The Tribal Law and Policy Institute has released a powerpoint on tribal sex trafficking code development from their Violence Against Indian Women training in Santa Monica, CA.


Click here to access a pdf version of the PowerPoint presentation.

February 3, 2016

The Victim Services Directory has been updated with new resource pages for Maine and New Mexico. Please take a look and share the news.


Click here to access the Maine resources.


Click here to access the New Mexico resources.

January 19, 2016

Synopsis: "This glossary was developed to standardize and create more ease in discussing a range of topics associated with investigating and prosecuting sexual assault and domestic violence."

Click here to access the glossary.

January 15, 2016

Synopsis: The Capacity Building Center for States has recently added a webpage dedicated to explaining new federal laws related to Sex Trafficking, Children, and Title IV-E.  Resources Include:


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