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house Bill H.R. 958

Native Youth and Tribal Officer Protection Act

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Title

Native Youth and Tribal Officer Protection Act

Official Title

To protect Native children and promote public safety in Indian country.

Summary

Native Youth and Tribal Officer Protection Act This bill extends tribal jurisdiction over the following crimes: violence committed against a child by a caregiver; violence against law enforcement officers involved in preventing, investigating, arresting, or prosecuting a person for domestic violence, dating violence, or child violence; attempted dating violence or domestic violence; or threatened dating violence or domestic violence. In addition, the bill reauthorizes grants to tribal governments for exercising tribal criminal jurisdiction for those crimes through FY2022.

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      house Committees
      For Indigenous Peoples of the United States
    IntroducedFebruary 4th, 2019
    Please support: The Native Youth and Tribal Officer Protection Act (S. 290/H.R. 958), a bipartisan bill to protect Native Americans and promote public safety in Indian country by allowing Native tribes criminal jurisdiction over acts of violence against children and tribal officers (current law allows them jurisdiction only over acts of domestic or dating violence)
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