[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 205 (Tuesday, October 23, 2012)]
[Pages 64828-64829]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-26085]



Office on Violence Against Women; Charter Reestablishment

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

ACTION: Notice of Charter Reestablishment.


SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as 
amended (5 U.S.C. App.2), and Title IX of the Violence Against Women 
Act of 2005 (VAWA 2005), the Attorney General has determined that the 
reestablishment of the Task Force on Research on Violence Against 
American Indian and Alaska Native Women (hereinafter ``the Task 
Force'') is necessary and in the public interest and will provide 
information that will 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 of 
research will evaluate the effectiveness of the Federal, state, and 
tribal response to violence against Indian women and will propose 
recommendations to improve these responses. Title IX of VAWA 2005 also 
required the Attorney General to establish a Task Force to assist NIJ 
with development of the research study and

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the implementation of the recommendations. The Attorney General, acting 
through the Director of the Office on Violence Against Women, 
originally established the Task Force on March 31, 2008. The Charter to 
reestablish the Task Force was filed with Congress on October 4, 2012. 
The Task Force is comprised of representatives from national tribal 
domestic violence and sexual assault nonprofit organizations, tribal 
governments, and national tribal organizations. Task Force members, 
with the exception of travel and per diem for official travel, shall 
serve without compensation. The Director of the Office on Violence 
Against Women shall serve as the Designated Federal officer for the 
Task Force.

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.

    Dated: October 17, 2012.
Virginia Davis,
Acting Director, Deputy Director for Policy Development, Office on 
Violence Against Women.
[FR Doc. 2012-26085 Filed 10-22-12; 8:45 am]