Journal Article

Journal of Federal Law and Practice, U.S. Department of Justice - Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons: Legal, Prosecution, Advocacy, & Healthcare

The issue of MMIP is a priority for the Department. Accordingly, two special editions of the DOJ Journal are dedicated to the issues surrounding missing or murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives. Both editions compile articles from tribal, local, state, federal, and private sector authors. The January 2021 edition is focused on law enforcement and prevention-related issues. The March 2021 edition is focused on topics related to law, prosecution, advocacy, and health care-related issues. It is our hope that these articles serve as a basis for continuing the conversation and advancing this work forward. The best solutions to tribal issues come from tribes, and it is our responsibility to listen. Over the last year, listening has made it clear that a coordinated response that involves prevention, intervention, and law enforcement efforts is critical to both understanding these issues and providing the resources that tribes need to solve them at a tribal level.