OVW

The Mission of the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), a component of the United States Department of Justice, is to provide federal leadership in developing the national capacity to reduce violence against women and administer justice for and strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

Pursuant to 34 U.S.C. § 20126, the purpose of the violence against women tribal consultation is to solicit recommendations from tribal leaders on the following three topics:

  • Enhancing the safety of American Indian and Alaska Native women from domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sex trafficking;
  • Strengthening the federal response to the crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sex trafficking; and.
  • Administering funds and programs fortnoal governments established by the original Violence Against Women Act and subsequent legislation.

​​​​​​​The United States Department of Justice will be joined by other federal stakeholders, including our colleagues from the United States Departments of Health and Human Services and Interior to conduct an annual tribal consultation between tribal leaders and federal representatives. We welcome your participation.