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Indian Country Resources

The U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Oregon has assembled the below list of resources relevant for our Indian Country colleagues.  We will update this site as we learn of new resources to share.  We will continue to highlight a few specific resources in the quarterly Indian Country Email Newsletter.  We will also continue to update our Indian Country Grants webpage biweekly.

 

Hotlines

StrongHearts Native Helpline

This is a free, safe, anonymous, and confidential service for Native Americans affected by domestic violence and dating violence.  Advocates are available at no contact Monday through Friday from 9am to 5:30pm CST when you are ready to reach out.

1-844-7NATIVE (762-8483)

 

National Domestic Violence Hotline

24/7 hotline for survivors, friends/family of survivors, and professionals looking for resources.  Services include referrals to local DV agencies as well as peer support and advocacy.

1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

TTY 800-787-3224.

 

RAINN: Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network aka National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline

24/7 hotline for survivors, friends/family of survivors, and professionals looking for resources.  All calls answered by decentralized/local sexual assault service providers.  Services include referrals as well as peer support and advocacy.

1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

 

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline aka Loveisrespect

24/7 hotline and resource to empower youth to prevent and end dating abuse. It is a project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

1-866-331-9474

1-866-331-8453 (TTY)

Or Text LOVEIS to 22522

 

National Victims of Crime Hotline aka VictimConnect

The VictimConnect Resource Center is a referral helpline where crime victims can learn about their rights and options confidentially and compassionately.  The hotline or online chat is available Monday through Friday from 12:00pm – 5:00pm ET.  The hotline is a program of the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC).

1-855-4-VICTIM (2846)

Online chat: Chat.VictimConnect.org

 

The Friendship Line from the Institute on Aging

This is the only accredited warmline/hotline in the country for people aged 60 years and older and adults living with disabilities. It is staffed 24/7 and can both receive and make calls; the Friendship Line also makes ongoing outreach calls to lonely older/disabled adults.

1-800-971-0016

 

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis information and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

1-866-488-7386

Online chat: TrevorChat

TrevorText: text START to 678678

 

National Human Trafficking Resource Center

The National Human Trafficking Hotline connects victims and survivors of sex and labor trafficking with services and supports to get help and stay safe. The National Hotline also receives tips about potential situations of sex and labor trafficking and facilities reporting that information to the appropriate authorities in certain cases.

1-88-373-7888 (TTY: 711)

Text 233733

Online Chat

 

Notifications for Crime Victims

VINE: Victim Information and Notification Everyday

Provides real-time phone, email, or text notice of a defendant’s release, transfer, or escape from state custody.

Note: Each state has its own VINE service with varying capabilities. The below phone number is only for Oregon state inmates.  The above website allows you to access each state’s VINE portal.

1-877-OR-4-VINE

 

Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Inmate Locator

Provides information about the location and anticipated release date of federal inmates via a public website.

 

VNS: Victim Notification System

Provides notice to federal crime victims including case investigation updates, court hearings, victim rights, and release/transfer/escape from federal custody.  Requires login information and only serves victims of federal crimes.

(502) 815-5822

 

Oregon Tribal Victim Assistance Programs

Burns Paiute Tribe Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program

(541) 573-8053

(541) 413-0216 (cell)

 

Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua & Siuslaw Indians Circles of Healing Program

(541) 888-1309

 

Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Program

(971) 832-0730

 

Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians CARE Program

(541) 994-5959

 

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Family Violence Services

(541) 429-7045

(888) 809-8027 (toll free)

 

CTUIR Tribal Prosecutor Victim/Witness Assistance

541-429-7626

541-215-7666 (cell)

 

Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Victims of Crime Program

(541) 553-2293

 

Coquille Indian Tribe Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Education and Prevention Program

(541) 888-9494, ext. 2219

 

Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians Adult and Family Services

(541) 677-5575

 

The Klamath Tribes Healing Winds Domestic Violence Services

(800) 524-9787 x1

 

NAYA: Native American Youth and Family Center Healing Circle

(503) 288-8177 x219

 

FBI Indian Country Victim Services

(541) 330-7918

 

USAO Oregon Victim Witness Unit

(503) 727-1085 (tribal advocate)

 

 

State Funding

Diana Fleming, Grant Coordinator and Tribal Advocate Liaison for the Oregon Department of Justice Crime Victim and Survivor Services Division

(503) 378-6260

Diana.L.Fleming@doj.state.or.us

 

Also see our U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Oregon Indian Country grants webpage.

 

 

State Prosecution

36 District Attorney’s Office Victim Assistance Programs in Oregon

 

36 District Attorneys in Oregon

 

Oregon Department of Justice Domestic Violence Resource/ Special Prosecutor: Sarah Sabri

Provides training and technical assistance for state and tribal prosecutors on domestic violence prosecutions, including strangulation, homicide, protective order, and all other DV cases.  Also provides guidance for prosecutors and law enforcement on enforcement of protective orders and full faith and credit.

(503) 934-2024

 

 

Native-Specific Social Service Programs

NARA: Native American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest, Inc.

The mission of NARA is to provide education, physical and mental health services and substance abuse treatment that is culturally appropriate to American Indians, Alaska Natives and anyone in need.

Services include: mental health for adults, children and families; addictions treatment for adults (outpatient and residential) and youth; health and wellness (including integrated health clinics and dental clinic); and community and culture (including youth program, veteran services, and elder services)

1776 SW Madison
Portland, OR 97205
503-224-1044
mail:info@naranorthwest.org

 

NARA Children and Family Mental Health Services

NARA Child and Family Services helps children and families learn skills for healthy living and relationships, develop mindfulness practices, and find ways to cope through counseling and other services. This program brings whole families together, from infants to elders, to encourage balance and build support within each family.

620 NE 2nd Street

Gresham, OR 97030

Phone: 971-274-3757

Intake: 503-953-6598

Confidential fax: 971-279-2051

 

NARA Adult Mental Health Services

There are times when stress, trauma, loss and other circumstances can lead to disharmony, depression, anxiety, confusion, family problems, chronic pain and even serious mental health challenges. NARA’s Adult Mental Health Program provides a variety of counseling and support services for adults ages eighteen (18) and older.

Mental Health Intake Line at 503-307-7775

Totem Lodge

1438 S.E. Division Portland, OR 97202

Phone: 503-548-0346

Fax: 503-232-5959

Wellness Center

12360 E. Burnside Portland, OR 97233

Phone: 971-279-4800

Fax: 971-279-2051

Indian Health Clinic

15 N. Morris St. Portland, OR 97227

Phone: 503-230-9875

Fax: 503-230-9877

 

NAYA: Native American Youth and Family Center

The Portland region has a large, growing proud Native community grounded in our traditional worldview. Our united and connected community celebrates our multicultural and multi-tribal heritage as a source of strength. Our healthy community understands the connection between our environment, our culture, our spirituality and our wellness. Our economically secure families thrive and live in homes that provide stability and a place to practice culture and connection to community. Our successful businesses support the entire Native community and its prosperity.

Services include: camps and seasonal programming, college and career services, community economic development, early childhood, Many Nation Academy (high school), elder services, foster care support, housing, homeownership, parent involvement, and youth and education.

5135 NE Columbia Blvd

Portland, OR 97218

503-288-8177

 

Native-Specific Social Change and Research Organizations

NPAIHB: Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

Indian Leadership for Indian Health: Our mission is to eliminate health disparities and improve the quality of life of American Indians and Alaska Natives by supporting Northwest Tribes in their delivery of culturally appropriate, high quality healthcare. Serving all 43 federally tribes in Oregon, Idaho, and Washington.

Services include: social marketing campaigns, national public health improvement initiative, Native dental therapy initiative, We R Native and Healthy Native Youth, Two spirit and LGBTQ health; clinical services related to opioids, Hepatitis C, and diabetes; data quality including IDEA-NW and Western Tribal Diabetes Project; HER support; health promotion (including cancer, community health aide, Native CARS, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, good health and wellness in IC or WEAVE-NW, immunizations, injury prevention, Native It’s Your Game, tribal dental support, and Project Red Talon); health research; maternal/child health; and training.

2121 SW Broadway # 300

Portland, OR 97201

(503) 228-4185

npaihb@npaihb.org

 

Mending the Sacred Hoop

Mending the Sacred Hoop is a social change organization working to end violence against Native women and children while restoring the safety, sovereignty, and sacredness of Native women.  We organize on issues surrounding violence against American Indian/Alaska Native women in our home community of Duluth, MN and throughout the State of Minnesota. We also work with Tribes and Native communities nationally that are addressing the issues of domestic and sexual violence, dating violence, sex trafficking and stalking in their communities. We provide training to strengthen Tribal and Native community responses to these crimes, including the advocacy and systems responses, community understanding and awareness, engaging men in the work to end violence against women, and coordinating community responses that provide for women’s safety and uphold offender accountability. We do not provide emergency services or advocacy to victims or survivors.

202 W. 2nd Street

Duluth, MN 55802

(888)305-1650 or (218)623-HOOP

 

Tribal Law and Policy Institute aka TLPI

The TLPI is a Native American operated non-profit dedicated to providing free publication resources, comprehensive training, and technical assistance for Native nations and tribal justice systems in pursuit of our vision to empower Native communities to create and control their own institutions for the benefit of all community members, now, and for future generations. Projects include:

  • Tribal Court Clearinghouse - a comprehensive website established in June 1997 to serve as a resource for American Indian and Alaska Native Nations, American Indian and Alaska Native people, tribal justice systems, victims services providers, tribal service providers, and others involved in the improvement of justice in Indian country. It is one of the most comprehensive websites on tribal justice system issues, and includes a wealth of tribal, state, and federal resources. The Clearinghouse website contains extensive resources on tribal, state, and federal law along with extensive Indian country subject-matter resources, a training events calendar, and resources from all TLPI webinars.
  • Healing To Wellness Courts - includes publications, webinars, and numerous resources concerning Tribal Healing To Wellness Courts (tribal drug courts) and restorative justice in Indian country.
  • Walking on Common Ground - promotes and facilitates tribal-state-federal collaborations. This website includes tribal-state agreements, promising strategies, and information on all federally recognized tribes and tribal courts.
  • The Child Welfare Capacity Building Center for Tribes - provides assistance focused on the Indian Child Welfare Act, Tribal title IV-E programs, and continuous quality improvement and data systems.
  • Tribal Response A national initiative that provides training, technical assistance and resources for tribal governments and programs that do not currently have Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) grant funding.
  • Tribal Law Updates provides news and announcements on current events affecting tribal justice systems. 
  • Tribal Sex Trafficking Resources was created for sexual assault and domestic violence tribal coalitions and contains information on sex trafficking in Indian country and a comprehensive victim services directory.
  • The Tribal Youth Resource Center website was developed under a grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs. This website provides publications, resources and training information for Tribal youth prevention, intervention, and court-based programs.
  • The Enhancement Training is a tribal-specific national training for tribal problem-solving courts. The Enhancement Training features Wellness Court best practices and innovative strategies.
  • The Tribal Legal Studies project was initiated in 1998 as a collaborative effort to develop, pilot, and implement Tribal Legal Studies curricula at tribal community colleges.
  • Tribal Protection Order Resources is designed to assist Native nations and those working in tribal justice systems with information on protection orders, including resources on the drafting and enforcement of tribal protection orders.  
  • Indian Nations Conference is the oldest and largest DOJ Indian conference to serve the unique needs of crime victims in Indian country. This website provides information on the upcoming conference and resource materials from past conferences. 
  • Tribal Resource Tool - This is a project to create a web-based resource mapping tool that will provide a listing of all services available for American Indian and Alaska Native survivors of crime and abuse and help identify gaps in services so those can be addressed.  To register your program and/or find resources near you, click here.
  • The TLPI newly published Tribal Domestic Violence Courts and Tribal Domestic Violence Dockets: A Guide for Development of a Tribal Victim-Centered Specialized Court or Docket to More Effectively Address Domestic Violence Cases. This unique resource was drafted to guide Native nations through a series of exercises resulting in a tribal domestic violence court or docket specifically designed by the tribe to address the domestic violence issues in a particular tribal community.

Main Office

8235 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 211

West Hollywood, CA 90046

(323) 650-5467

Minnesota Office

161 Marie Avenue East

West Saint Paul, MN 55118

(651) 644-1145

Capacity Building Center for Tribes

Fort Peck Satellite Office

P.O. Box 315

Wolf Point, MT 59201

(406) 653-3799 or (323) 326-6801

 

Center for Victim Research aka CVR

CVR strives to help victim service providers and researchers advance the evidence base for victim services. It is designed to serve as a one-stop shop for victim service providers and researchers to connect and share knowledge to increase (1) access to victim research and data and (2) the utility of research and data collection to crime victim services nationwide.

Justice Research and Statistics Association

1000 Vermont Ave., NW, Suite 450

Washington, DC 20005

Contact

 

 

Legal Programs

BWJP: Battered Women’s Justice Project

The Battered Women’s Justice Project offers training, technical assistance, and consultation on the most promising practices of the criminal and civil justice system in addressing intimate partner violence.

Services include: community assessments, consultations, training and facilitation, legal advocacy for victims, research, writing and analysis, and technical assistance.

Programs include: SAFeR, National Resource Center on DV and Firearms, Family Violence Prevention and Services Program Resource Center, improving criminal justice responses, IPV intervention, probation training, and military/veterans advocacy.

1801 Nicollet Ave. S. Suite 102

Minneapolis, MN 55403

612-824-8768

technicalassistance@bwjp.org

 

NCPOFFC: National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit

BWJP’s National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit (NCPOFFC) provides technical assistance and training on protection orders, the Full Faith and Credit (FFC) provision of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and inter-jurisdictional enforcement of protection orders.

1901 North Fort Myer Dr. Suite 1011

Arlington, VA 22209

(703) 312-7922

(800) 903-0111 x 2

ncffc@bwjp.org

 

NIWRC: National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center

Dedicated to restoring sovereignty and safeguarding Native women and children.

Services include: VAWA sovereignty initiative, Restoration Magazine, speakers bureau, trainings and webinars including annual Women Are Sacred conference, legislative updates, Stronghearts Native Helpline, and NativeLove.

515 Lame Deer Ave

PO Box 99 (mailing)

Lame Deer, MT 59043

406-477-3896

 

USDAC: U.S. Department of Arts and Culture

The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture is a people-powered department—a grassroots action network inciting creativity and social imagination to shape a culture of empathy, equity, and belonging.

Services include: local and national organizing, training, national convenings to articulate cultural needs, develop arts, and incite social change.

 

Trafficking Law Center is a new legal non-profit that supports human trafficking victims and survivors by providing pro bono legal services, providing trauma-informed training for attorneys, and raising public awareness and educating policymakers on human trafficking issues.

Victims in need of assistance should call the National Human Trafficking Hotline to obtain a referral.  

1-888-373-7888

Text: 233733

www.humantraffickinghotline.org 

 

 

Victim Rights Organizations

NCVLI: National Crime Victim Law Institute

NCVLI, a nonprofit based at Lewis & Clark Law School, fights for victims through legal advocacy, training and education, and public policy.  NCVLI’s mission is to actively promote balance and fairness in the justice system through crime victim centered legal advocacy, education, and resource sharing.

Victim Law Library- provides crime victim law publications, cites, and other materials arranged by topic to protect, enforce, and advance victim rights.

NCVLI’s monthly newsletter to highlight some of their work.

NCVLI’s resource page includes national organizations specific to serving Native populations.

NAVRA: National Alliance of Victims’ Rights Attorneys posts monthly new and noteworthy court opinions.

 

VRLC: Victim Rights Law Center

Through free legal services, staff attorneys and volunteer attorneys help restore victims' lives after experiencing sexual violence, ensuring that survivors may stay in school; protecting their privileged and confidential mental health, medical and education records; preserving their employment; maintaining safe housing; securing their immigration status; and swiftly accessing victim compensation and other benefits.

Massachusetts: (617) 399-6720
Oregon: (503) 274-5477

 

Oregon Crime Victims’ Law Center (OCVLC)

OCVLC provides free legal representation to crime victims to help them assert their rights within a criminal case. We provide this service to all Oregon counties. We provide services regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, religion, class, ethnicity, age, income, or immigration status.

7412 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy Suite 209

Portland, OR 97225

Portland office:  503-208-8160

Central Oregon Office:  541-323-3392

info@ocvlc.org

 

National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC)

Through collaboration with local, state, and federal partners, the National Center:

  • Advocates for Stronger Rights, Protections, and Services for Crime Victims
  • Provides Education, Training, and Evaluation
  • Serves as a Trusted Source of Current Information on Victims' Issues

P.O. Box 101207

Arlington, VA 22210

202-467-8700

webmaster@victimsofcrime.org

 

National Resource Center for Reaching Victims has launched a website with an extensive resource library. The Resource Center is a one-stop shop where victim service providers, culturally specific organizations, criminal justice professionals, 
and policymakers may get information and expert guidance to enhance their capacity to identify, reach, and serve all victims, especially those from communities that too often have less access to healing services and avenues to justice. The Resource Center is working to increase the number of victims who receive the support they need to help them heal.

To do this, the Resource Center is working to:

  • Understand who is underrepresented and why some people access services while others do not
  • Design and implement best practices to guide organizations and service providers in how they connect people to the services they need
  • Empower and equip organizations with the services that are the most useful and effective in helping victims to recover from crime.

 

 

Training

Leslie Hagen, National Indian Country Training Coordinator and Assistant Chief Learning Officer for the U.S. Department of Justice at the National Advocacy Center.

1620 Pendleton St.

Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 705-5061

Leslie.Hagen3@usdoj.gov

 

NCJTC: National Criminal Justice Training Center

Services include trainings, webinars, and other technical assistance on a variety of law enforcement topics such as AMBER Alert; Crisis Awareness, Intervention and De-escalation Training for Tribal Partners, Law Enforcement Investigative Response to Child Sex Trafficking Specialized Training, and many others.

Fox Valley Technical College

1825 N. Bluemound Drive

Appleton, WI 54914-2277

9855) 866-2582

info@ncjtc.org

 

Tribal Forensic Healthcare

This organization delivers training related to the identification, collection, and preservation of medical forensic evidence obtained during the treatment of Native victims of sexual and domestic violence. These trainings allow medical professionals to acquire and maintain the knowledge, skills, and competent clinical forensic practice to improve the response to domestic and sexual violence in hospitals, health clinics, and health stations within the Indian health system.  The program is funded by Indian Health Service (IHS) and delivered through the International Association of Forensic Nurses.

 

The National Council for Behavioral Health's Whole Health Action Management (WHAM) program is a peer-led program for people with chronic physical and behavioral health conditions that gives clients the tools they need to stay healthy and support their recovery. Their two-day training program will empower peer providers to play an important role in supporting clients whose behavioral health issues are compounded by conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. They will learn how to identify clients' strengths, develop action plans, and help them create and sustain new healthy behaviors. You can browse their website or request a training today.

 

SAFESTAR: Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations, Support, Training, Access, and Resources

SAFESTAR is a unique model of care that draws upon strength and resilience of Indigenous women to put an end to sexual violence, while also providing compassionate and holistic care for women and teen victims. Specially selected and qualified Native women learn the skills necessary to:

  • Deliver emergency first aid to sexual assault survivors
  • Provide referrals for follow-up care (medical or other)
  • Educate communities on the harm caused by sexual violence, as well as leading the way to healthy and respectful ways of living
  • Collect sexual assault forensic evidence to promote accountability for the perpetrators

 

 

Federal Government Policy, Training, and Statistic Programs

BJA: Bureau of Justice Assistance

BJA helps to make American communities safer by strengthening the nation's criminal justice system: Its grants, training and technical assistance, and policy development services provide state, local, and tribal governments with the cutting edge tools and best practices they need to reduce violent and drug-related crime, support law enforcement, and combat victimization.  Part of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs.

 

BJS: Bureau of Justice Statistics

BJS’s mission is to collect, analyze, publish, and disseminate information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. These data are critical to federal, state, and local policymakers in combating crime and ensuring that justice is both efficient and evenhanded.  Part of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs.

810 Seventh Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531

(202) 307-0765

askbjs@usdoj.gov

 

OJJDP: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

OJJDP works to prevent juvenile delinquency, improve the juvenile justice system, and protect children.  Part of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs.

810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531

202–307–5911

ojp.ocom@usdoj.gov

 

OVC: Office for Victims of Crime

OVC administers the Crime Victims Fund (the Fund), which is financed by fines and penalties paid by convicted federal offenders, not from tax dollars. Federal revenues deposited into the Fund also come from gifts, donations, and bequests by private parties. OVC channels funding for victim compensation and assistance throughout the United States, raises awareness about victims’ issues, promotes compliance with victims’ rights laws, and provides training and technical assistance and publications and products to victim assistance professionals.  Part of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs.

For copies of current and past OVC publications, or for information on victim-related resources, please contact:

OVC Resource Center
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD  20849–6000
Phone: 800–851–3420 or 202–836–6998
(TTY 301–240–6310)
askovc@ncjrs.gov
For information on training and technical assistance available from OVC, contact:

OVC Training and Technical Assistance Center
9300 Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA  22031–6050
Phone: 866–OVC–TTAC (866–682–8822)
(TTY 866–682–8880)
ttac@ovcttac.org

 

Office on Violence Against Women

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) provides federal leadership in developing the national capacity to reduce violence against women and administer justice for and strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.  OVW does not provide services directly to the public. Part of the U.S. Department of Justice.

202-514-2000

950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20530-0001

 

SMART: Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking

The responsibilities of the SMART Office include providing jurisdictions with guidance regarding the implementation of the Adam Walsh Act, and providing technical assistance to the states, territories, Indian tribes, local governments, and to public and private organizations. The SMART Office also tracks important legislative and legal developments related to sex offenders and administers grant programs related to the registration, notification, and management of sex offenders. Part of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs.

810 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531
202-514-4689
AskSMART@usdoj.gov

 

 

 

Resources for Victims

National Missing and Unidentified Persons System aka NamUs

NamUs is a free, secure, national information clearinghouse and resource center for missing, unidentified, and unclaimed person cases across the United States. Funded and administered by the National Institute of Justice and managed through a cooperative agreement with the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas, all NamUs resources are provided at no cost to law enforcement, medical examiners, coroners, allied forensic professionals, and family members of missing persons.  It is a public-access database committed to increasing data and case information to address the number of missing and murdered American Indian and Alaska Native men and women. Any person can create a login to register their missing loved one.  NamUs aims to better gather relevant information related to the investigation of a missing and/or unidentified indigenous person cases, in the hope of resolving more cases, and to foster better communication across tribal, local, state, and federal jurisdictions.
NamUs at UNT Health Science Center

3500 Camp Bowie Boulevard

Fort Worth, TX 76107

1-855-626-7600

NamUs@unthsc.edu

 

Oregon Address Confidentiality Program aka ACP

The Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) is a free mail forwarding service. It helps survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking or human trafficking shield their physical address.  Program participants are provided with a substitute address to use instead of their real address. Participants may use the substitute address for:

  • the delivery of first class, certified and registered mail.
  • obtaining an Oregon driver’s license or ID card.
  • receiving or paying child support.
  • applying for a marriage license.
  • enrolling dependents in public school.

P.O. Box 1108

Salem, OR 97308

503-373-1323

ACP@doj.state.or.us

 

Address Confidentiality Programs by state

Provides a listing of all ACP programs available in the United States.

 

Oregon Crime Victims’ Compensation Program aka CVCP

In the aftermath of a crime, the Oregon Crime Victims’ Compensation Program works to ease the financial burden suffered by hundreds of Oregonians each year. Benefits for victims and their families include:

  • mental health counseling expenses
  • medical and hospital expenses
  • eyeglasses, hearing aids, dentures and other medically necessary devices and expenses
  • rehabilitation expenses
  • loss of earnings
  • funeral expenses
  • loss of financial support to dependents of homicide victims
  • grief counseling expenses for relatives of homicide victims
  • counseling expenses for children who witness domestic violence
  • counseling expenses for family members of Oregonian victims of international terrorism

1162 Court St., N.E.

Salem, OR 97301-4096

(503) 378-5348

 

National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards

Provides a listing of all CVC programs available in the United States.

P.O. Box 16003

Alexandria, VA 22302

703-780-3200

 

211info

211info connects people with health and social service organizations. At our heart is our core Community Information Center, supported by Resource Database team. Resources include childcare and parenting, utility assistance, emergency management, food, health, and housing and shelter. And we now serve all 36 Oregon counties and Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania and Wahkiakum counties in Southwest Washington.

Phone: 211 or 1-866-698-6155

Text your zip code to 898211

help@211info.org

 

 

 

Relevant Publications

Crossing the Bridge: Tribal-State-Local Collaboration, by William Thorne and Suzanne Garcia of the Tribal Law and Policy Institute. This publication gives practical steps toward initiating discussions across jurisdictions to work toward common goals.

 

Emerging Strategies in Tribal-State Collaboration: Barriers and Solutions to Enforcing Tribal Protection Orders Meeting Report, updated for 2019, by Jennifer Walter and Heather Valdez Freedman of the Tribal Law and Policy Institute. This report highlights promising strategies around the enforcement of tribal protection orders across jurisdictions.

 

 

 

Oregon’s Tribal Newspapers and Newsletters

Do you know about Oregon’s Tribal newspapers and newsletters?

Burns Paiute Tribe News Letter – Burns Paiute Tribe. Published every Monday.

The Voice of CLUSI – Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians. Published monthly; deadline for publishing is approximately the 15th.

Smoke Signals – Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. Published on the 1st and 15th of each month.

Siletz News – Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. Published on the 1st of each month; deadline for publishing is the 10th.

CUJ or Confederated Umatilla Journal – Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Published on the first Thursday of each month.

Spilyay Tymoo (Coyote News) – Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. Published every other Wednesday. (There’s also KWSO Warm Springs Radio at 91.9FM radio.)

Wik’Uuyám Heetá (Friend Away from Here) – Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians. Not published on the internet as it’s for tribal members and partners only.

K’wen Inish Ha (Have you Heard the News?) – Coquille Indian Tribe. Not published on the internet as it’s for tribal members and partners only.

The Klamath News – Klamath Tribes. Published quarterly.

 

 

 

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center published some tips on active listening. This is a very quick read for anyone who interfaces with crime victims and a great refresher for experienced advocates.

 

January was Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Through a public health approach, the Office on Trafficking in Persons developed SOAR for Native Communities, an online educational module offering a free online training for those serving indigenous populations to better understand human trafficking and its impact on Native communities. Learn more and register for the free training here.

 

January was National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month and National Stalking Awareness Month, and OVC has so many resources to help you promote victim, survivor and public awareness, including this Introduction to Labor Trafficking and Discussion Guide.

 

February was Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention month. NPAIHB’s newsletter provided several resources, tips, and tools for youth, young adults and caring adults on healthy relationships. Check out: Rainn, StrongHearts Native Helpline, Love Is Respect, Native VOICES, and We R Native for learning about relationships, consent, boundaries, and effective communication. OVC also features several resources on their website.

 

April was Sexual Assault Awareness month, and it focused on bringing in audiences beyond advocates with the theme I Ask. I Ask encourages everyone, no matter the scenario, to ask respectfully for consent, to listen to the answer, and to respect the response. What To Do When You’re RAPED: An ABC Handbook for Native Girls, is from the Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center.

April was also Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Indian Country Child Trauma Center (ICCTC) was established to develop trauma-related treatment protocols, outreach materials, and service delivery guidelines specifically designed for American Indian and Alaska Native children and their families. ICCTC incorporates both common and tribal-specific Native cultural perspectives and traditions; focuses on principles of current evidence-based models; and will accommodate the substantial individual-to-individual variability in cultural identity among Native people.

 

 

 

Oregon Natural Desert Association

Oregon Natural Desert Association encourages people to get to know the desert and to take steps to conserve these lands.

50 SW Bond Street, Suite 4

Bend, OR p7702

(541) 330-2638

onda@onda.org

 

Urban Indian Health Institute

UIHI’s mission is to decolonize data, for indigenous people, by indigenous people.  We build capacity and promote urban Indian health nationwide.

A Division of the Seattle Area Indian Health Board

611 12th Ave S

Seattle, WA 98144

(206) 812-3030 

info@uihi.org

 

 

 

Disclaimer

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Updated May 5, 2020

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