Addressing court related issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and teen dating violence has been a major policy priority of the Judicial Council of California's Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) for over twenty years. As a continuation of those efforts, in October 2008, the CFCC launched a short-term project designed to enhance access to and improve the administration of justice for Native American victims of family violence. Drawing on community expertise and guidance, this project engaged Native American communities in identifying needs relating to family violence. The project involved collaborating with tribes and community members to gather information about, and develop strategies to address the needs of Native American victims of family violence.
For more information on this project, please contact: Jennifer Walter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-865-7687. A CD of resources was compiled as a result of the NACJP. If you are interested in obtaining a CD of resources from this project, please contact: Vida Castaneda at email@example.com or 415-865-7874.
As a result of this project, the AOC published two companion reports-one focusing on the research and one on policy: