New Research: Frustration, heartbreak as Arizona's missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls fall through bureaucratic gaps

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Meeting set for October 28; public can access livestream

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Arizona State Legislature Indigenous Peoples' Caucus

After nearly a year of in-depth research slowed by COVID-19, lawmakers, community stakeholders and experts will meet Wednesday to discuss research that paints the clearest picture to date of Arizona's increasing crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Arizona's Study Committee on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will also make recommendations on a series of policy solutions suggested in the studies to address the jurisdictional confusion and lack of resources that compound the problems. 

Who: Study Committee on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, chaired by Rep. Jennifer Jermaine, D-Chandler.

What: Review and Discussion of Supplemental Papers and Policy Recommendations to be included in the Final Study Committee Report:

  • Reducing Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls - Arizona's Statewide Study in Partnership with HB2570 Legislative Study Committee -Arizona State University.
  • Arizona's Field Study of Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls -LeCroy & Milligan.
  • Arizona's Crime Victim Compensation Program - Victim Compensation Subcommittee, Kim Russell, Chair.
  • Criminal Jurisdiction Problems in Arizona Indian Country & Barriers to Protecting Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls in Arizona - Associate Justice Alfred Urbina.

When: 9 a.m. Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Where: The meeting will be held via teleconference. The public may access a livestream of the meeting here. 

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