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Government-to-Government Violence Against Women Tribal Consultation

August 8, 2023 - August 10, 2023

August 8-10, 2023 in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Dear Tribal Leader Letter

The consultation testimony sessions are open to federally-recognized, tribally elected and appointed leaders or their authorized designee to provide oral testimony. Tribal Leaders may also submit written testimony.

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is a grant-making agency in the U.S. Department of Justice. Under §903 of Title IX of the United States Department of Justice Reauthorization and Violence Against Women Act of 2005 (VAWA 2005), OVW is responsible for conducting annual government-to-government consultation with the leaders of all federally-recognized, Indian tribal governments on behalf of the United States Attorney General.

The purpose of consultation is to solicit recommendations from tribal government leaders on the following topics:
(1) Administering tribal funds and programs;
(2) Enhancing the safety of Indian women from domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, homicide, stalking, and sex trafficking;
(3) Strengthening the federal response to such crimes; and,
(4) Improving access to local, regional, state, and federal crime information databases and criminal justice information systems.

Hotel Information and additional resources will be posted soon on the OVW consultation website at: (->


August 8, 2023
August 10, 2023
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