Strengthening Tribal Response to
Violence Against Native Women
Please Note: The grant period for this project ended in July 2020. 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).
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROVIDERS AND RESOURCES
Strengthening Tribal Response Project Partners
The Initiative is led by the Tribal Law and Policy Institute in collaboration with three project partners.
Tribal Law and Policy Institute
Tribal Judicial Institute (TJI)
Alliance of Tribal Coalitions to End Violence (ACTEV)
Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center (AKNWRC)
With the assistance of Direct Service Providers including:
· Emmonak Women’s Shelter (Emmonak, Alaska)
· Native Alliance Against Violence (NAAV)
· Domestic Violence Program Seminole Nation (OK)
Additional technical assistance providers and resources
National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center
Native nonprofit created specifically to serve as the National Indian Resource Center (NIRC) addressing domestic violence and safety for Indian women. Under this grant project, the NIWRC seeks to enhance the capacity of American Indian and Alaska Native tribes, Native Hawaiians, and Tribal and Native Hawaiian organizations to respond to domestic violence.
National Indian Country Clearinghouse on Sexual Assault
Red Wind Consulting vision is to strengthen Tribal programs and Native organizations’ ability to develop and enhance local responses to domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking through training and tribal technical assistance. Red Wind offers training on developing victim-centered and culturally appropriate shelters, safe homes, and transitional housing programs and technical assistance to build the capacity of Tribes in the development and implementation of their shelter, safe-home or transitional housing policies and procedures.
Mending the Sacred Hoop TA Project (MSH-TA) serves as the Comprehensive Technical Assistance Provider for the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women Tribal Governments Program grantees. MSH-TA works with tribes and Native communities, villages, reservations, rancherias and pueblos across the United States to improve the justice system, law enforcement, and service provider response to the issues of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in Native communities, with the goal of improving the safety of Native women who experience battering, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
The Southwest Center for Law and Policy (SWCLAP) works across jurisdictions to develop comprehensive, interdisciplinary responses to violence in Indian country. Their staff of skilled trial attorneys has decades of experience working with tribal, state, and federal court systems and provides legal training and technical assistance to tribal communities and to organizations and agencies serving Native people. SWCLAP is the host of the National Tribal Trial College providing free legal training for attorneys, judges, law enforcement, advocates and community members on violence against Native women issues. Other projects include: SAFESTAR, a tribal community sexual assault services training program.
Office of Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center Tribal Victim Assistance
As part of OVC's ongoing commitment to providing relevant resources and tools to Indian country professionals, OVC TTAC has created this site to help guide tribal victim advocates, prosecutors, law enforcement officers, judges, and others toward information about how to create a victim-centered response to American Indian and Alaska Native victims of crime across the lifespan. We invite you to explore this site and learn more about available federal and non-federal resources that can help tribal communities better meet the needs of victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse, and many other forms of victimization.
National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College, along with a network of associates and partners, have a broad understanding of the unique issue’s tribes face, as well as extensive experience working with stakeholders and victim service providers in tribal communities. NCJTC has helped hundreds of tribes nationally to strengthen tribal justice systems and promote collaboration. Our tribal programs staff, associates, and partners integrate culturally based strategies to provide customized training and technical assistance.
Unified Solutions Tribal Community Development Group Inc., provides training and technical assistance services to OJP/OVC Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) recipients in Purpose Area 6 (Children's Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities) and Purpose Area 7 (Comprehensive Tribal Victim Assistance Program) with focus on Skills based training and technical assistance on victimization issues, program sustainability, capacity building, collaboration, and needs assessments, strategic plans and logic models development.
Tribal Trafficking, provides comprehensive information on sex trafficking as it impacts Native people and Native nations; including, publication resources, victim service directories, and training calendars.
Alliance of Tribal Coalitions to End Violence (ACTEV), enhances expertise with American Indian Nations as the SME‘s (Subject Matter Experts) on Violence against Native Women in Tribal Communities.
The StrongHearts Native Helpline, (1-844-762-8483) is a culturally-appropriate domestic violence and dating violence helpline for Native Americans, available every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT. StrongHearts advocates offer the following services at no cost:
peer support and advocacy
information and education about domestic violence and dating violence
personalized safety planning
referrals to Native or Tribal-based domestic violence service providers