[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 31 (Thursday, February 14, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10636-10637]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-03454]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


Task Force on Research on Violence Against American Indian and 
Alaska Native Women; Meeting

AGENCY: Office on Violence Against Women, United States Department of 
Justice.

ACTION: Notice of Meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of the 
forthcoming public meeting of the Task Force on Research on Violence 
Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women(hereinafter ``the Task 
Force'').

DATES: The meeting will take place on March 7, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 
5:00 p.m. and March 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the Office of Justice 
Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, 810 7th Street NW., 3rd Floor 
Ballroom, Washington, DC 20531. The public is asked to pre-register by 
March 1, 2013 for the meeting due to security considerations and so 
that there is adequate space (see below for information on pre-
registration).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lorraine Edmo, Deputy Tribal Director, 
Office on Violence Against Women, United States Department of Justice, 
145 N Street NE., Suite 10W.121, Washington, DC 20530; by telephone at: 
(202) 514-8804; email: Lorraine.edmo@usdoj.gov; or fax: (202) 307-3911. 
You may also view information about the Task Force on the Office on 
Violence Against Women Web site at: http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/section904-taskforce.html.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is required under 
section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Title IX of the 
Violence Against Women Act of 2005 (VAWA 2005) requires the Attorney 
General to establish a Task Force to assist the National Institute of 
Justice (NIJ) to develop and implement a program of research on 
violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women, including 
domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and 
murder. The program will evaluate the effectiveness of the Federal, 
state, and tribal response to violence against Indian women, and will 
propose recommendations to improve the government response. The 
Attorney General, acting through the Director of the Office on Violence 
Against Women, established the Task Force on March 31, 2008.
    A meeting previously scheduled for October 30 and 31, 2012, and 
previously

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announced in the Federal Register, was cancelled due to extreme weather 
conditions. The March 7-8 meeting will include an update on NIJ's 
program of research, an overview of NIJ's Federal Response Study, an 
overview of the Center for Disease Control's 2010 General Population 
National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Surveillance Study 
(NISVS) and NIJ's American Indian and Alaska Native NISVS Oversample 
Study, an overview of NIJ's proposed sampling plan for a baseline 
study, and a presentation on refinement and field implementation of the 
Tribal Study of Public Safety and Public Health Issues Facing American 
Indian and Alaska Native Women as well as facilitated Task Force member 
discussion. In addition, the Task Force is also welcoming public oral 
comment at this meeting and has reserved an estimated 15 minutes on 
March 7 and on March 8 from 11:45 p.m. to 12:00 p.m. for this purpose. 
Members of the public wishing to address the Task Force must contact 
Lorraine Edmo, Deputy Tribal Director, Office on Violence Against 
Women, United States Department of Justice, 145 N Street NE., Suite 
10W.121, Washington, DC 20530; by telephone at: (202) 514-8804; email: 
Lorraine.edmo@usdoj.gov; or fax: (202) 307-3911. The meeting will take 
place on March 7, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will include a 
lunch break and on March 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Time will be 
reserved for public comment from 11:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on March 7 
and 8. See the section below for information on reserving time for 
public comment.
    Access: This meeting will be open to the pubic but registration on 
a space available basis and for security reasons is required. All 
members of the public who wish to attend must register in advance of 
the meeting by March 1, 2013 by contacting Lorraine Edmo, Deputy Tribal 
Director, Office on Violence Against Women, United States Department of 
Justice, by email: Lorraine.edmo@usdoj.gov; or fax: (202) 307-3911. All 
attendees will be required to sign in and be processed through Security 
at the Lobby Visitors Desk. Please bring photo identification and allow 
extra time prior to the start of the meeting.
    All members of the press who wish to attend and/or record any part 
of the meeting must register in advance of the meeting by March 1, 2013 
by contacting Lorraine Edmo as noted above. In addition to being 
processed through Security at the Lobby Visitors Desk, all members of 
the press are required to sign in at meeting registration and must 
present government-issued photo I.D. (such as a driver's license) as 
well as valid media credentials. Please allow extra time prior to the 
start of the meeting for registering.
    The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. 
Individuals who require special accommodation in order to attend the 
meeting should notify Lorraine Edmo no later than March 1, 2013.
    Written Comments: Interested parties are invited to submit written 
comments by March 1, 2013 to Lorraine Edmo, Deputy Tribal Director, 
Office on Violence Against Women, United States Department of Justice, 
145 N Street NE., Suite 10W.121, Washington, DC 20530 by mail; or by 
email: Lorraine.edmo@usdoj.gov; or by fax: (202) 307-3911.

Public Comment

    Persons interested in participating during the public comment 
period of the meeting are requested to reserve time on the agenda by 
contacting Lorraine Edmo, Deputy Tribal Director, Office on Violence 
Against Women, United States Department of Justice, by email: 
Lorraine.edmo@usdoj.gov; or fax: (202) 307-3911 by March 1, 2013. 
Requests must include the participant's name, organization represented, 
if appropriate, and a brief description of the subject of the comments. 
Each participant will be permitted approximately 3 to 5 minutes to 
present comments, depending on the number of individuals reserving time 
on the agenda. Participants are also encouraged to submit written 
copies of their comments at the meeting. Comments that are submitted to 
Lorraine Edmo, Deputy Tribal Director, Office on Violence Against 
Women, United States Department of Justice, 145 N Street NE., Suite 
10W.121, Washington, DC 20530 by mail; by email: 
Lorraine.edmo@usdoj.gov; or fax: (202) 307-3911 before March 1, 2013 
will be circulated to Task Force members prior to the meeting.
    Given the expected number of individuals interested in presenting 
comments at the meeting, reservations should be made as soon as 
possible. Persons unable to obtain reservations to speak during the 
meeting are encouraged to submit written comments, which will be 
accepted at the meeting location or may be mailed to the attention of 
Lorraine Edmo, Deputy Tribal Director, Office on Violence Against 
Women, United States Department of Justice, 145 N Street NE., Suite 
10W.121, Washington, DC 20530.

    Dated: February 7, 2013.
Bea Hanson,
Acting Director, Office on Violence Against Women.
[FR Doc. 2013-03454 Filed 2-13-13; 8:45 am]
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