Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to Hold Hearing on Restoring Justice, Addressing Violence in Native Communities
December 8, 2021
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold an oversight hearing oversight hearing, "Restoring Justice: Addressing Violence in Native Communities through VAWA Title IX Special Jurisdiction" on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. – Eastern Time.
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaiʻi), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, will lead the hearing.
In the 2013 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization, Congress restored tribal jurisdiction over domestic violence crimes, dating violence crimes, and violations of protection orders committed by non-Indians under certain circumstances.