Wednesday, August 3, 2016

National Institute of Justice research report by Dr. Rosay cited in White House blog by White House Advisor on Violence Against Women

Research from a recent National Institute of Justice (NIJ) report by Dr. André Rosay, Justice Center Director, was cited in the White House blog in a July 25, 2016 post by  Carrie Bettinger-Lopez, White House Advisor on Violence Against Women.  The report  by Dr. Rosay is titled, Violence against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men: 2010 Findings from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey.

The blog post, "Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls: Commitments from the North American Leaders Summit," describes how President Obama; Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau; and the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto joined forces to announce a tri-lateral commitment to address the scourge of violence against indigenous women and girls that exists across North America.

Ms. Bettinger-Lopez noted in her post, "This May, the magnitude of this violence in our own country was driven home by a new report from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) with simply staggering statistics. The researchers found that more than 84% of Alaska Native and American Indian women had experienced some form of violence in their lifetimes...."