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New in the Library - Guide for Drafting or Revising Victim-Centered Tribal Laws Against Domestic Violence
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Tribal Legal CodeFrom the Tribal Law and Policy Institute, this 2015 resource guide, Domestic Violence Laws Guide for Drafting or Revising Victim-Centered Tribal Laws Against Domestic Violence, provides “a victim-entered approach to domestic violence against Native women” and includes exercises, examples, and discussion questions to help tribes customize their laws to meet the needs of their community.

The resource guide is organized into the following sections:

  • General provisions;
  • Jurisdiction—criminal or civil;
  • Criminal domestic violence statutes—defining domestic violence, role of law enforcement, role of tribal prosecutors, role of courts, evidence, victims' rights in criminal proceedings, and sanctions;
  • Protective orders—developing civil protective orders, violating protective orders, and full faith and credit;
  • Family law and child custody;
  • Education and batterer intervention.

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Posted Tue, Aug 4 2015 7:18 AM by Susan Powell


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