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On Monday, April 23, 2018, Governor Ducey signed HB 2502, “The Officer Craig Tiger Act” in honor of his commitment to our community and the sacrifices of Phoenix Police Officer Craig Tiger and his family, which provides critical treatment of PTSD for public safety personnel. This bill was sponsored by Representative Paul Boyer and Senator Steve Smith, Senator Rick Gray, and Representative Mark Fitchem all worked hard in support of taking care of our first responders.

Highlights of the bill include:

  • 36 visits to a licensed treatment professional

  • Time spent in treatment to be compensated

  • Restoration of leave time used as a result of PTSD

  • Comprehensive study/documentation of PTSD claims/usage/denials

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The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) creates and supports comprehensive, cost-effective responses to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking. Since its enactment in 1994, VAWA programs, administered by the U.S. Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Health and Human Services (HHS), have dramatically improved federal, tribal, state, and local responses to these crimes.

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Efforts to enact and reauthorize VAWA have included the groundswell of Native women who organized to engage tribal, state, and federal systems to hold governments accountable to address the lasting effects of colonization, namely the continued crisis of domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, trafficking and abductions and homicides, especially unsolved cases of American Indian and Alaska Native women.

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The Department of Justice is committed to addressing the persistent violence endured by Native American families and communities across the country, including by working with Tribal nations to address the important issues of missing or murdered indigenous persons. The Department views this work as a priority for its law enforcement components. It also recognizes the broader public safety and public health concerns that underlie many of these cases and require solutions from across the Department's components.

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The Department is committed to fully implementing Public Law No. 116-165, Savanna’s Act.  Signed into law in October 2020, Savanna’s Act was a bipartisan effort to improve the federal response to missing or murdered indigenous persons (MMIP), including by increasing coordination among Federal, State, Tribal, and local law enforcement agencies. 

Savanna's Act Summary 

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The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) launched the Tribal Access Program for National Crime Information (TAP) in August 2015 and has expanded yearly to provide Tribes access

to national crime information systems for federally authorized criminal justice and non-criminal justice purposes.

 

The Tribal Access Program is formally authorized by Congress “…to enhance the ability of tribal governments and their authorized agencies to access, enter information into, and obtain information from national criminal information databases…”.

 

TAP allows selected federally-recognized Tribes to more effectively serve and protect their nation’s citizens by ensuring the exchange of critical data across the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) systems and other national crime information systems.

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