The Osage Nation's Family Violence Program has received a sponsor for legislation that will:

(1) mandate that the Osage Nation programs will accept the Oklahoma Address Confidentiality Program card along with a letter from the Family Violence Program from victims applying for services as “within our jurisdiction”
(2) increase penalties for assault and rape (including banishment), and
(3) expand their criminal jurisdiction to non-Natives (as allowed by VAWA)

This legislation passed the Osage Congress' Committee of Jurisdiction, and will now be put to a vote in the full body of congress.

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