April 10, 2018
Pascua Yaqui Chief Prosecutor Oscar Flores, shown in a 2015 file photo, praised the law that lets the tribe prosecute non-Natives for domestic violence, saying it has helped tribal law enforcement ‘begin the process of reviving trust in our community because we can do something’ to help victims. (Photo by Charles McConnell/Cronkite News)
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A five-year-old law that let Native American tribes prosecute non-Natives in domestic violence cases has fundamentally changed the landscape of tribal criminal jurisdiction in the modern era, according to a new report.