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IAFN's National Indian Country Clearinghouse on Sexual Assault

National Indian Country Clearinghouse on Sexual Assault (NICCSA)

Resource Helpline (800) 999-5444

The Resource Helpline is meant to provide training and technical assistance (TA) to the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) grantees and potential grantees, such as healthcare professionals, tribal and federal law enforcement officers, tribal government agencies, tribal community members and tribal SARTs who provide services and/or respond to sexual assault victims of all ages in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. This includes tribal, rural, tribal government grantees, tribal coalitions, and tribal sexual assault services grantees.

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About

The International Association of Forensic Nurses NICCSA project will supplement and support the work of the Southwest Center for Law and Policy (SWCLAP) NICCSA project by:

  • Providing technical assistance and training for tribal communities to assist them with enhancing or establishing coordinated community response models such as a Sexual Assault Nurse/Forensic Examiner (SANE/SAFE) project or a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART);
  • Providing technical assistance and training to tribal governments and tribal courts on effective responses to sexual assault through web-based technology, regional training and on-site assistance;
  • Providing programming and services to address the unique environmental, cultural and traditional needs for Alaska tribal governments and villages.

 Announcements

The Presidential Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives announces an upcoming series of Tribal Consultations under Executive Order 13898.  This is an opportunity for Tribal governments to consult with the Task Force on the scope and nature of the issues regarding missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives. The consultations and listening sessions will be held virtually in light of the current public health crisis.  The sessions will be regional, based on the Bureau of Indian Affairs regions.  All consultations will be held via WebEx.  To register or for more information, go to the Office of Lady Justice website.

Resources

COVID-19 Resources for tribal communities

Operation Lady Justice: Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives

StrongHearts Native Helpline.1-844-7NATIVE (762-8483)- a safe domestic violence and dating violence helpline, offering culturally-appropriate support and advocacy daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Central Time.

Tribal Resource Tool is a searchable directory of all services available for AI/AN survivors of crime and abuse in Indian Country

Tribal Coalitions is designed to increase awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault, including sex trafficking and stalking, against American Indian and Alaska Native women.

 

 

 

 

 



The IAFN NICCSA project was supported by Project No. 2019-SA-AX-K001 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions,findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this website are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice.

 

 

 

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