[Tribal-drug-courts] Fwd: FYI: TLPI New Publication Announcement - Tribal Code Resource for Implementing TLOA Enhanced Sentencing and VAWA Enhanced Jurisdiction

Lauren van Schilfgaarde Lauren at tlpi.org
Tue Mar 17 15:51:48 CDT 2015

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Announcing TLPI's New Publication

Tribal Code Resource for Implementing TLOA Enhanced Sentencing and VAWA Enhanced Jurisdiction


Tribal Legal Code Resource: Tribal Laws Implementing TLOA Enhanced Sentencing and VAWA Enhanced Jurisdiction<http://www.tribal-institute.org/download/codes/TLOA_VAWA_3-9-15.pdf>

Guide for Drafting or Revising Tribal Laws to Implement the Enhanced Sentencing Provisions of the Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) and the Special Jurisdiction Provisions of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization of 2013 (VAWA 2013)

This resource provides guidance for tribes who are interesting in implementing the enhanced sentencing provisions in TLOA and/or the special domestic violence criminal jurisdiction over non-Indians provisions in VAWA 2O13. This resource provides an overview of the enhanced powers recognized by each statute and explores ways that tribes can comply with the requirements of the federal statutes. The resource contains five sections and fourteen chapters. Part I provides an overview of the statutes, background, and considerations in deciding whether to implement. Parts II, II, and IV examine in more detail the requirements tribes must meet in order to exercise the powers recognized by TLOA and VAWA 2013. Part V. provides links to relevant  online resources and a model tribal code.

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