VAWA 2005 904(a) Analysis and Research on Violence Against Indian Women

(a) National Baseline Study—
(1) In General—The National Institute of Justice, in consultation with the Office on Violence Against Women, shall conduct a national baseline study to examine violence against Indian women in Indian country.

(2) Scope—
(A) In General—The study shall examine violence committed against Indian women, including—
(i) domestic violence;
(ii) dating violence;
(iii) sexual assault;
(iv) stalking;
(v) murder; and
(vi) sex trafficking (as amended by VAWA 2013)
(B) Evaluation—The study shall evaluate the effectiveness of federal, state, tribal, and local responses to the violations described in subparagraph (A) committed against Indian women.
(C) Recommendations—The study shall propose recommendations to improve the effectiveness of federal, state, tribal, and local responses to the violation described in subparagraph (A) committed against Indian women.

(3) Task Force—
(A) In General—The Attorney General, acting through the Director of the Office on Violence Against Women, shall establish a task force to assist in the development and implementation of the study under paragraph (1) and guide implementation of the recommendation in paragraph (2)(C).
(B) Members—The Director shall appoint to the task force representatives from—
(i) national tribal domestic violence and sexual assault nonprofit organizations;
(ii) tribal governments; and
(iii) the national tribal organizations.

(4) Report—Not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of this Act, the Attorney General shall submit to the Committee on Indian Affairs of the Senate, the Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate, and the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives a report that describes the study.