Taskforce to Improve Responses to Violence Against Children in Tribal Communities

April 17th, 2013 Posted by Katie Dixon On Friday, Attorney General Holder outlined the initial steps to implement the recommendations of the department’s Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence, part of the Defending Childhood Initiative.   The Attorney General announced that Acting Associate Attorney General Tony West will oversee the creation of an American […]

Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women #VAWA

Acting Associate Attorney General Tony West Speaks at the  Federal Advisory Task Force on Research on Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women Living in Tribal Communities Washington, D.C. ~ Friday, March 8, 2013 Thank you, Bea, for that kind introduction and your leadership on this task force and in our Office on Violence […]

Trafficking – Closer to Your Neighborhood than You Think

January 11th, 2013 Posted by Tracy Russo  Courtesy of Neil H. MacBride, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia She was just 14 years old, barely a teenager, who had run away from home and was in desperate need of support, food and a place to sleep. She was approached by a man who […]

30 years in prison for sexually abusing a young girl and streaming the footage

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, December 18, 2012 Manalapan, N.J., Woman Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Sexually Abusing Girl, Streaming Assault Live Over the Internet WASHINGTON – A New Jersey woman was sentenced today to serve 30 years in prison for producing child pornography through the sexual […]

Government Case Against Whistleblower Thomas Drake Collapses | The Nation

Government Case Against Whistleblower Thomas Drake Collapses | The Nation. “… The Department of Justice had been pursuing Drake for alleged violations of the Espionage Act that might have sent him to prison for up to 35 years. But the government withdrew the evidence supporting several of the central charges after a judge ruled Drake […]