15th National Indian Nations Conference - The Office for Victims of Crime and the Tribal Law and Policy Institute will host the 15th National Indian Nations Conference: Justice for Victims of Crime December 8–11, 2016, on the reservation of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, California. This event is the largest U.S. Department of Justice-sponsored Indian Nations conference and brings together a wide range of providers, stakeholders, and victims to share their knowledge and develop programs to serve the needs of victims in Indian Country.
The theme for the 2016 event is “Harnessing our Collective Wisdom: Strengthening the Circle of Safety, Justice and Healing.” For more information and to register, visit the conference website.
2014 National Indian Nations Conference - With support from OVC, the Tribal Law and Policy Institute hosted the 14th National Indian Nations Conference on December 11-13, 2014 on the reservation of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, California. This event brought together a diverse audience of providers and stakeholders to share their knowledge, experiences and ideas for developing programs that serve the unique needs of crime victims in Indian Country. The theme for the 2014 conference was "Generational Voices Uniting for Safety, Justice, and Healing".
Visit the Conference website for any post-conference updates.
2014 Human Trafficking Survivor Forum - In January 2014, OVC—in collaboration with the White House, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families, the U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, and Executive Office for United States Attorneys at the U.S. Department of Justice—conducted a Human Trafficking Survivor Forum in Washington, DC. During the forum, 19 survivors of human trafficking provided feedback on a number of issues, including how Federal Government agencies can collaborate to engage survivor groups and incorporate their perspectives in federal anti-trafficking efforts.