A VICTIM’S GUIDE TO CREATING A SAFETY PLAN by the Institute for Native Justice was developed to assist victims and their advocates to create a safety plan. The guide includes information on risk assessment, documents the victim may want to keep in a secure location, home and personal safety needs, safety precautions if staying with the abuser, information on landline and cell phone usage, acquiring a mailing address, commuting and transporting children, safety at home and at work, drug use, protection orders, and court appearances.

What Is a Safety Plan? A web page developed by the National Domestic Violence Hotline that features information about a safety plan and what information is needed. A safety plan is a personalized, practical plan that includes ways to remain safe while in a relationship, planning to leave, or after you leave. 


Development of a Safety Plan developed by the Southwest Center for Law and Policy is a web page that includes links to tools to aid victims in developing a safety plan, such as Safety Tips and the Safety Planning Worksheet developed by Standing Together Against Rape (STAR). This tool allows an advocate or a victim to easily put together a safety plan.


This project was initially funded by Grant No. 2017-TA-AX-K073, awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. Neither the U.S Department of Justice nor any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse this website (including and without limitations, its content, technical infrastructure, policies, and any services or tools provided). Please Note: The grant period for this project ended in July 2020.

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