Twelve more tribes have been given access to the FBI’s national crime databases in an effort to help native justice officials get timely information on domestic violence victims and missing indigenous women. The expansion of the Tribal Access Program for National Crime Information (TAP) was called a priority of federal efforts to strengthen public safety in Indian Country by Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco. “Timely access to federal criminal information can help protect domestic violence victims, place foster children in safe conditions, solve crimes and apprehend fugitives on tribal land, among other important uses,” Monaco said in a statement Friday. The program provides training as well as software and biometric/biographic kiosk workstations to process fingerprints, take mugshots and submit information to FBI Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) systems. With these additional tribes, there are now 108 federally recognized Tribes participating in TAP.