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Missing Native American Persons: Nebraska Study Details Scope of Problem, Urges Culturally Sensitive Research and Better Access to Justice

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May 2023

To improve communication between tribal and non-tribal justice agencies so that those agencies' policies and practices are a better match for the realities of life in those communities, NIJ-funded researchers at the University of Nebraska Omaha: Analyzed data on reported missing persons cases in Nebraska; identified the prevalence and context of missing Native American persons there; and engaged Native American communities directly in missing-person research and solutions. This article reports on findings from this study and its implications for research, policy, and practice for missing murdered Native American women and children in and beyond Nebraska.

Date Published: May 1, 2023