OST receives $450,000 grant to hire prosecutor for domestic violence cases in tribal, federal court

September 22, 2020

The Oglala Sioux Tribe has received a $450,00 grant that will allow it to hire and train a prosecutor to bring domestic violence cases to tribal or federal court.

“This new position will enable the U.S. Attorney’s Office and OST Attorney General’s Office to increase their collaborative efforts to hold violent offenders accountable and bring justice to victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse living within the Pine Ridge Reservation,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office in South Dakota said in a news release.

The three-year grant for the Tribal Special Assistant United States Attorney (Tribal SAUSA) is funded by the Department of Justice, according to the news release. It will fund a new tribal prosecutor and train that person to pursue domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking cases in tribal and federal court.

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