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AG Kaul Announces Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force Membership

October 15, 2020

By - Oct 15th, 2020 09:06 am

MADISON, Wis. – Attorney General Josh Kaul today announces the membership of Wisconsin’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force, charged with helping to fight the abduction, homicide, violence and trafficking of Indigenous women in Wisconsin.

In partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) and Wisconsin’s Indigenous communities, the task force plans to focus on examining the factors that contribute to missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW) and the response from social service organizations, understanding the roles federal, state and tribal jurisdictions play, and improving and implementing robust data collection and reporting methods.

Members include:

There will be additional opportunities for public participation through task force workgroups.

Violence against Native women and girls is an under-reported problem throughout the U.S., and cases are often misclassified or there is confusion about jurisdiction. Accurate data protocols are needed to improve data collection and tracking information.

Additional information, including the first meeting of the task force will be forthcoming.

Press release: https://www.doj.state.wi.us/news-releases/ag-kaul-announces-missing-and-murdered-indigenous-women-task-force-membership

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