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 to 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.
Get started with identifying resources to assist you in building your community's capacity to serve crime victims in Indian country by accessing:
- Tribal victim assistance resources for victim service providers and allied professionals;
- OVC's Victim Assistance Training Online to help victim advocates learn the fundamentals of advocating for victims of crime;
- OVC's web-based toolkits, including:
- OVC's training resources, including standardized, face-to-face trainings, and online modules; and
- Videos produced by OVC that can help inform and assist victim service providers and allied professionals in their efforts to address the issue of sexual assault in Indian Country.
Developing and Implementing a Response to Sexual Assault in Tribal Communities: A Summary of the Suggestions from the National Roundtable Discussion on Sexual Assault in Indian Country (April 2017)
OVC, in partnership with the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) and Indian Health Service (IHS), held a National Roundtable Discussion on Sexual Assault in Indian Country with a multidisciplinary group of professionals with expertise in developing, implementing, or enhancing a sexual assault response in Tribal communities. Through this report, OVC, OVW, and IHS seek to share lessons learned and practical guidance from the roundtable participants, including Tribal governments and responders to sexual violence. [PDF 842KB]
View three short videos that were produced to complement the report.