Monday, December 12, 2011

Dr. Rosay invited to USDOJ Office on Violence against Women Section 904 Task Force Meeting

Dr. André Rosay, Justice Center Director, is an invited speaker to the Section 904 Task Force Meeting of the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women scheduled for December 14, 2011 in New Mexico.  Dr. Rosay will provide an overview of the Alaska Victimization Survey and its impact on policy and practice in Alaska.

The Section 904 Task Force was established by Title IX of the Violence Against Women Act of 2005 to assist the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) to develop and implement a program of research on violence against Indian women, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and murder.  The goals of this effort are to evaluate the effectiveness of the Federal, state, and tribal response to violence against Indian women, and to propose recommendations to improve the government response.

The 904 Task Force Meeting is held during the Interdepartmental Tribal Justice, Safety, & Wellness Session on the Santa Ana Pueblo in New Mexico.  This session provides government-to-government consultation, training, and technical assistance in the areas of justice, safety, and wellness.