MADISON, WI -- It's billed as a big step forward in combating violence against Native women in Wisconsin.
The state's Attorney General has announced a ‘Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) Task Force’ to help fight the abduction, homicide, violence and trafficking of Native women in the state.
In partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Justice and Native communities, the task force will examine factors contributing to the epidemic.
They'll also work to improve and implement data collection methods.
Click here to view Thursday's announcement in its entirety.
Past KBJR 6 coverage on the MMIW epidemic: