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Parties: Twleve orgainzations including Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Gender Violence Institute, Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women, Cass County Sheriff’s Department, and Cass County Attorney’s Office
Date enacted/published: 2011
After years of collaboration, in 1993, an agreement to protect battered Indian women in Minnesota was signed by twelve organizations and agencies including the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Gender Violence Institute, Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women, Cass County Sheriff’s Department, and Cass County Attorney’s Office. Each of the battered women’s programs had been working with tribal, county, and state police as well as county and city prosecutors to make the justice system more accessible to indigenous women and children on and off the reservation.
The coalition’s primary goal is to improve legal protections and safety for battered Indian women by promoting best practices, policies, and procedures. A primary goal is to increase use of uniform procedures and aid to battered Indian women across the criminal justice system and across the various jurisdictions in Minnesota. To achieve this goal, the coalition convened a statewide body of criminal justice system representatives that reviews criminal justice efforts and identifies promising practices across Minnesota. The coalition program provides technical assistance and training for police, prosecutors, tribes, courts, and others regarding best practices and effective models.For additional information contact:
Program Manager of Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women email@example.com