OVW Tribal Grantee Training Events


4th Annual OVW Tribal Governments Program National Summit

September 25 – September 27, 2019

Hilton Omaha ~ Omaha, Nebraska

*Preconference Workshops – September 24, 2019


The annual Tribal Governments Program Summit is an opportunity to explore key issues and share promising practices in addressing violence against women in Native communities. Focusing on challenges and successes in addressing violence against Native women in our communities, the summit will offer training and workshops on methods and strategies to improve victim safety and offender accountability; and highlight effective collaboration between tribal, federal, state governments and/or service providers.

Highlights of this year’s Summit include:

  • Building a Trauma Informed Response to Violent Crime in Indian Country
  • The Neuro-biology of Trauma in Working with Youth
  • Sexual Assault Protection Orders
  • Incorporating Indigenous Values into the Criminal Justice System
  • Understanding the Motives of Those Who Batter
  • Tribal State and Local Collaborations for Protection Order Enforcement
  • Historical Trauma and Decolonization

View the Agenda.


Who Should Attend? OVW Tribal Governments Program (TGP) grantees are required to attend. TGP grantees are strongly encouraged to invite Tribal leadership and systems partners, such as law enforcement, judge, prosecutor, financial staff, advocate, etc. to attend (OVW grant funds can support 3-5 individuals).

Other OVW Tribal Affairs Division grantees: TSASP, Tribal Jurisdiction, Tribal SAUSA Fellowship, and Tribal Coalitions are invited! OVW grant funds can support travel for program staff, criminal justice professionals, Tribal leadership, and systems partners to attend (OVW grant funds can support 1-3 individuals).

Register for the Summit.


*Two Preconference Workshops: September 24, 2019

Tribal Law Enforcement Officers / VPOs: Hosted by the National Tribal Trial College, this preconference workshop, Challenging Your Law Enforcement Skills, Conducting Successful Interviews with Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence, is an interactive workshop focused on enhancing the skills of law enforcement officers as they conduct interviews of victims with domestic and sexual violence. *For law enforcement only.

Click for more information and to register.

Sexual Assault Advocacy in Tribal Communities: * This workshop is currently full *

The Office on Violence Against Women has approved this event for OVW Tribal Programs to attend. OVW grant funds can be used to support travel.

Questions? Call 888-­305-­1650 (option 1) or Contact Us.


Mending the Sacred Hoop TA Project is supported by Grant No. 2015-TA-AX-K028 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

 
 

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