Department of Justice Launches Changing Minds Campaign To Raise Awareness about Children’s Exposure to Violence
Starting in 2013, the Cuyahoga County (Cleveland, Ohio) Sexual Assault Kit Task Force Read more
The National Institute of Justice, the research and development arm of the U.S. Department of Justice, through its Forensic Technology Center of Excellence hosted Looking Ahead: The National Sexual Assault Read more
In this free webinar, staff from the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) and the U.S. U.S. Department of Housing and Read more
In a Report and Order adopted today, the Commission took action to improve WEA message content, help ensure that the messages reach only those people for whom an alert is relevant, and establish a Read more
The use of anatomical dolls and diagrams in forensic interviews continues to be debated in the academic literature. To assist the field in understanding what the literature does or doesn’t say, and to aid Read more
Children exposed to Domestic Violence (DV) can be adversely affected. They can feel isolated; be unable to empathize with others; and suffer other emotional, mental, and social damage. Child Welfare Information Gateway has Read more
“I want everybody in this auditorium and all the folks back home in your respective communities to know that this whole time I’ve heard you. I have seen you. And I hope Read more
Learn more about the latest news from OVC including the fully updated SANE Program Development and Operation Guide now available online and on the go! Get more information Read more
Participants Needed For Phoenix Area Native Focus Group on Tribal Victim Services to gather input for the Tribal Resource Mapping Project.
Date: October 10, 2016
Location: Room 352
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Read more
“In 2015, the federal budget for Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funds increased by $1.6 million—from $745 million to $2.361 billion. These funds represent the single largest source of funding for victim services in Read more
The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC) in partnership with the National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH), has announced the StrongHearts Native Helpline, to be staffed by Native advocates, scheduled to launch on January 4, Read more
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Learn more about the latest news from OVC including the new release of a mobile app geared towards reducing technology-facilitated stalking and abuse. Get more information about the Read more
In addition to partnering with organizations, such as the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges to identify and help solve public safety challenges Read more
Native Learning Center’s unique 2 day organizational development training for Tribal programs.
Grants Management, Sept. 12-13, 2016; (1) Provides a refresher on general grant management requirements, (2) Highlights grant management requirements of the “super circular” Read more
The deadline for Early Bird Registration and Scholarship Applications for the 15th National Indian Nations Conference on the reservation of Read more
Sexual Violence Data:
Actions Needed to Improve Clarity and Address Differences Across Federal Data Collection Efforts
GAO-16-546: Published: July 19, 2016. Publicly Released: August 18, 2016.
To view full PDF report, click here.
Don’t miss your chance to submit your nomination for a deserving individual, team, program, or organization. https://ovcncvrw.ncjrs.gov/awards/preparation.html
Summer Salmon Bakes at Kah-Nee-Ta Resort and Spa.
Taste fresh-caught salmon cooked over alder wood coals in the Native custom. Delight in the music, dance, and stories of the Warm Read more
Since 1985, corrections professionals have been attending the national Read more
The Tribal Law and Policy Institute, in conjunction with the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC) and the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), are working Read more
Under the Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Reporting Act of 2013, NIJ convened an expert working group to develop recommendations for the accurate, timely and effective collection and processing Read more
“In recent days, judges have blocked or loosened voting restrictions in Texas, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Kansas. The fights have pitted Democrats and civil rights groups who say restrictive ID laws discriminate against minorities Read more
“The Healthy Native Babies Project: Workbook and Toolkit” is a resource focused on getting safe sleep messages into AI/AN communities. This resource is a collaboration among the NICHDRead more
Nominate a deserving individual or organization TODAY!
For more information about eligibility requirements, award categories, or to place your nomination now, click here.
Please register for webinars at http://www.bia.gov/WhoWeAre/BIA/OIS/HumanServices/index.htm (scroll down the page under “Current Events and News” and Read more
“I was born in a tepee at Cherry Creek, the first Indian village there ever was,” Bald Eagle told the Journal in 2013. “I know we can’t go back there, back to where we Read more
Register Now for End Violence Against Women (EVAW) International‘s 2017 International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and System Changes. April 18-20, 2017 in Orlando, Read more
The Crime Victimization Compensation Program Initiative Fact Sheet highlights efforts to further the Department of Justice’s mission to provide crime victims with the services they need to recover from their victimization. View fact sheet Read more
Abuse victims lose housing options – Argus Leader
Women fleeing abusive relationships can no longer find a roof and a bed at Mita Maske Ti Ki.
The Sioux Falls s…helter, also called My Sister Read more
Part 1: Experience and Behavior 9/15
Part 2: Experience and Memory 9/19.
90 Minutes 11:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM MT / 1:00 PM CT / 2:00 PM ET.
To learn more about this new webinar series Read more
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Homeless and Housing Resource Network
(HHRN) will present a Spotlight Series, a series of webinars on the crisis of homelessness among American Indians and
Alaska Natives (AI/ANs).
Webinar Dates Read more
“The grassroots educational movement is gaining traction. In 2007, only a quarter of Native Americans between 50 and 75 were getting screened for colorectal cancer. Now that number is above a third. But that’s Read more
The American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research Journal is produced by the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health at the Colorado School of Public Health, the Read more
- Early Bird Registration- $150.00- Deadline 9/5/16.
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This five-day agenda will feature several nationally known keynote speakers, more than 30 workshops, a cultural exchange night, talent show, and awards banquet and dance.
July 22-26, 2016, Oklahoma City, Read more
Deadline to submit is TODAY (July 15, 2016) Workshop presentations should demonstrate methods and strategies to improve safety, as well as promote justice and healing for crime victims through cooperation, and collaboration between Tribal, Read more
The Administration for Children and Families within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announces an opportunity to advise the Secretary and the Attorney General on practical and general policies concerning improvements to Read more
“In the U.S., more than 130 Native American languages are endangered, and some are spoken by only a handful of people…”
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Assisting Original Crime Victims and Survivors in Wrongful Conviction Cases
Katie Monroe, Jennifer Thompson, and Janet Burke, Healing Justice Project
Michael N. Herring, Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney
July 25, 2016- 1:00-2:00 PM ET.
Nomination period closes July 31, 2016
During National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) each year, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) recognizes individuals, teams, programs, and organizations that demonstrate outstanding service in supporting victims Read more
In response to the recent death of RoyLynn Rides Horse at the Crow Reservation on Tuesday and the murder of Hanna Harris at the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in 2013, the Montana Congressional Delegation is Read more
This program is authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, PL 114-113 for a national clearinghouse that provides training and technical assistance on issues relating to sexual assault of American Indian and Alaska Native women. Read more
The Office for Victims of Crime (“OVC”) published the final rule for its Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Formula Victim Assistance Grant Program in the Federal Register today, July 8, 2016. The final Read more
Last week Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) hosted the Vision 21: Tribal Community Wellness Center program to develop strategies for community engagement and program evaluation. These Read more
Division of Behavioral Health, Office of Clinical and Preventive Services, Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative – Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) Initiative Support – New – The primary purpose of this Indian Health Service Read more
In many jurisdictions, simple assault, much of which is home-based, is the most common offense among girls arrested and detained. This webinar will put this issue into the larger contexts of girls in Read more
FUNDING OPP: The Tribal Energy Development Capacity Program will help develop tribal capacity to regulate and manage energy resources. Eligible entities include federally recognized tribes, Alaska Native villages, regional or village corporations, Read more
On July 20, 2016 from 3 – 5pm Eastern Time, the Urban Institute will present an overview of findings from the congressionally mandated assessment of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian housing needs. Read more
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The Children’s Bureau & Capacity Building Center for States’ Child Welfare Virtual Expo is two weeks away! Have you registered? Without leaving your desk, you can view six live-streamed presentations, chat with subject matter Read more
The goal of this cooperative agreement is for the awardee to develop training materials and implement evidence-informed, model policies that can be adopted by local jails and state prisons to reduce the Read more
Conference Hotel Information
Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Reservations Coachella Valley, CA
Hotel Rate: $109.00
Reservation Code: Indian Nations
The case, Dollar General v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, focused squarely on whether native tribal courts have the power to review civil cases involving the activities of nonmembers on native trust lands.
Today at 2 p.m. (eastern time), the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will present a Web Forum discussion with Sid Jordan, J.D. on Integrating the Needs of Read more