The Joint Commission on Reducing Violent Crime Against Indians coordinates prevention efforts, grants, and programs related to the murder of, trafficking of, and missing Indians across Federal agencies, including the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs, the Office on Violence Against Women; Office of Community Oriented Policing Services; Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Office of Tribal Justice.
About our Partners
DOJ, Tribal Justice and Safety Program for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons is committed to addressing the persistent violence endured by Native American families and communities across the country, including by working with Tribal nations to address the important issues of missing or murdered indigenous persons. The Department views this work as a priority for its law enforcement components. It also recognizes the broader public safety and public health concerns that underlie many of these cases and require solutions from across the Department's components.
Office on Violence Against Women The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) provides federal leadership in developing the national capacity to reduce violence against women and administer justice for and strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. NOTE: OVW does not provide services directly to the public. If in immediate danger, please call 911.
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services is responsible for advancing the practice of community policing by the nation's state, local, territorial, and tribal law enforcement agencies through information and grant resources.
Federal Bureau of Investigation is an intelligence driven, and threat focused national security organization with both intelligent and law enforcement responsibilities staffed by a dedicated cadre of more than 30,000 agents, analysts, and other professionals who work around the clock and across the globe to protect the U.S. from terrorism, espionage, cyber-attacks, and major criminal threats, and to provide its many partners, which BIA is among, with services, support, training, and leadership.
The FBI has investigative responsibilities for federal crimes committed on nearly 200 Indian reservations nationwide and shares the federal jurisdiction with the BIA. Agents are seeking public assistance and information on open cases, many of which involve missing or murdered victims in Indian Country.
If you have information concerning any of the FBI cases, please contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate, or submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov (tips can remain anonymous).
Office of Tribal Justice serve as the program and legal policy advisor to the Attorney General with respect to the treaty and trust relationship between the United States and Indian tribes. It also serves as the point of contact for federally recognized tribal governments and tribal organizations with respect to questions and comments regarding policies and programs of the Department and issues relating to public safety and justice in Indian country. It is responsible for coordinating with other bureaus, agencies, offices, and divisions within the Department of Justice to ensure that each component has an accountable process to ensure meaningful and timely consultation with tribal leaders in the development of regulatory policies and other actions that affect the trust responsibility of the United States to Indian tribes; any tribal treaty provision; the status of Indian tribes as sovereign governments; or any other tribal interest.
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