SAFETY PLANNING

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.