In the five years since VAWA 2013 was enacted tribes have worked closely together as they navigate the early years of implementing the statute and NCAI has kept track of the general trends. The findings highlighted here are drawn from those experiences. Click the links below to learn more about the report's highlighted findings.

(1) Tribes Use SDVCJ to Combat Domestic Violence by Prosecuting Offenders Harming Their Communities

(2) Tribal Courts Uphold the Rights of Defendants and Are Committed to Their Rehabilitation

(3) Implementation Revealed Serious Limitations in the Law

(4) SDVCJ Implementation Promotes Positive Changes