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The resource sites below are categorized by general topic area. Some sites however, may fall under more than one topic and may appear more than once. MSH does not monitor or advocate any internet site contained in this listing.

OVW Tribal Programs Technical Assistance Providers:

Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center (AKNWRC) – Provides targeted technical assistance to develop and implement culturally-tailored training and TA for remote Native villages in Alaska.

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.

National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) – Through their comprehensive T/TA project, NCAI provides technical assistance, training and support to OVW Tribal Jurisdiction grantees and potential grantees to plan, develop and implement changes in their criminal justice systems necessary to exercise special domestic violence criminal jurisdiction.

The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center – (NIWRC) serves as the National Indian Resource Center (NIRC) Addressing Domestic Violence and Safety for Indian Women. 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.

Red Wind Consulting, Inc. – Red Wind Consulting’s 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.

Southwest Center for Law and Policy (SWCLAP) – 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: the National Indian Country Clearinghouse on Sexual Assault and SAFESTAR, a tribal community sexual assault services training program.

Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI) – TLPI facilitates the sharing of resources so that Indian Nations and tribal justice systems have access to cost effective resources which can be adapted to meet the individual needs of their communities. They strive to establish programs which link tribal justice systems with other academic, legal, and judicial resources such as law schools, Indian law clinics, tribal colleges, Native American Studies programs, Indian legal organizations and consultants, tribal legal departments, other tribal courts, and other judicial/legal institutions.

Tribal Resources:

StrongHearts Native Helpline (1-844-7NATIVE) The StrongHearts Native Helpline (1-844-762-8483) is a safe, anonymous and confidential service for Native Americans affected by domestic violence and dating violence. Advocates are available at no cost Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Central Time when you are ready to reach out. StrongHearts offers immediate peer-to-peer support, crisis intervention, safety planning and referrals to culturally-appropriate resources. Visit strongheartshelpline.org for more information on abuse types and behaviors.

The National Advocacy Center (NAC) – The National Advocacy Center (NAC) is operated by the Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys. The facility is located on the campus of the University of South Carolina. Over 20,000 personnel are trained annually in advocacy skills and management of legal operations. Go to FY 2018 to view the training calendar.

Tribal Court Clearinghouse – Links and information, including Tribal Courts, Tribal Constitutions and Tribal Codes.

Federal Court Decisions – This page provides links to all Federal Courts and case summaries of Indian law cases decided by the United States Supreme Court from 1991 through 2008 with links to the court syllabus, the full opinions for each case, and all dissents. This page also contains information concerning Indian law cases pending before the U.S. Supreme Court during the current term.

Sexual Assault:

Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition (MIWSAC) – works to strengthen the voices of Native women around the issue of sexual violence and build resources to create awareness and eliminate sexual violence against Indian women and children, including  influencing social change and reclaiming traditional values that honor the sovereignty of Indian women and children. MIWSAC also provides comprehensive technical assistance and training to OVW Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program grantees nationwide that are working to address sexual assault in their communities.

National Indian Country Clearinghouse on Sexual Assault (NICCSA) – A project of Southwest Center for Law & Policy, the NICCSA strives to be a one-stop, comprehensive source for information on sexual violence in Indian Country. The NICCSA website offers information on important federal legislation, tribal codes, cutting edge articles by Indian Country experts, and funding opportunities, as well as monthly features of innovative practice tips by seasoned advocates and legal professionals.

SAFESTAR (Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations, Services, Training, Advocacy, and Resources) – designed to help American Indian/Alaska Native communities currently without the capacity to support universal access to SANE services, by providing intensive training and technical support to specially selected laypersons and traditional healthcare providers to: deliver emergency first-aid to SA victims; provide referrals for follow-up medical and other care; collect forensic evidence to promote increased accountability for perpetrators; and educate communities on the harm done by sexual violence.

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) – is a comprehensive collection and distribution center for information, research and emerging policy on sexual violence intervention and prevention. It provides an extensive on-line library and customized technical assistance, in addition to coordinating National Sexual Assault Awareness Month initiatives.

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) – is an organization working at the state and national levels to prevent sexual violence, providing quality services to victims/survivors of sexual violence and their significant others. Their site contains statistics and information on: sexual violence, ways to stop rape, public policy, statutes, legal advocacy, medical advocacy and several resources.

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) – is the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE and carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. Their website offers statistics, counseling resources information, prevention tips, news and more.

International Websites:

Amnesty International – Stop Violence Against Women – This site focuses on Amnesty International’s campaign to end violence against women.

Cornell Law School Global Legal Resources – This site contains national law with links by continent. It also contains United Nation materials (including treaties), and International Court of Justice opinions.

VIOLET: Law & Abused Women – Provides information and interactive services to meet the legal needs of abused women and service providers in Alberta and Canada.

United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues – The UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues is an advisory body to the Economic and Social Council, with a mandate to discuss indigenous issues related to economic and social development, culture, the environment, education, health and human rights.

 
 

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