Domestic Violence and American Indian and Alaska Native Communities
Find resources on domestic violence related to American Indian children and families.
National Indigenous Women's Resource Center
Provides technical assistance, policy development, training, materials, and resource information regarding violence against Native women and assists in developing Tribal strategies and responses to end the violence.
Building Domestic Violence Health Care Responses in Indian Country: A Promising Practices Report (PDF - 3,953 KB)
Marjavi & Ybanez (2010)
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Children, Youth and Families
Provides an overview and lessons learned from the federally funded Domestic Violence Project and explains how the project can be replicated.
Domestic Violence in Tribal Communities (PDF - 126 KB)
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (2007)
Provides an overview of the scope and challenges with domestic violence in Tribal communities and explains the Services-Training-Officers-Prosecutors (STOP) Violence Against Indian Women program.
Domestic Violence Resources
Tribal Law and Policy Institute, Tribal Court Clearinghouse (2011)
Provides resources for Tribal court personnel, Tribal law enforcement personnel, domestic violence victim service agency personnel, social services personnel, and others in handling domestic violence cases and issues.
Intimate Partner Violence in the U.S.
U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Provides statistics on domestic violence victim characteristics, including gender, income, age, race, and child exposure.
National Indigenous Women's Resource Center, Inc.
Provides training and technical assistance, policy development, public education, and information services for Indian and Alaska Native nations, Native Hawaiians, and Native non-profit organizations that address safety for Native women and children.
Native American Communities Justice Project: Beginning the Dialogue: Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Teen-Dating Violence Policy Paper (PDF - 383 KB)
Judicial Council of California (2010)
Reviews the history and prevalence of family violence in Native American communities, describes the goals of the California Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) project, summarizes the research findings, and identifies the next steps taken by the AOC. Also available: Native American Communities Justice Project: Beginning the Dialogue: Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Teen-Dating Violence Research Report (PDF - 542 KB)
Native Health Initiative
Futures Without Violence
Describes model policies and tools to better address abuse and prevent domestic violence in Tribal and urban areas. Articles and resources are available for download.
Tribal Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalitions Grant Program
U.S. Department of Justice, Violence Against Women Office
Provides information related to this grant program's objectives, eligibility requirements, application process, and more., The program was designed to increase awareness and enhance response to domestic violence in American Indian families.
Violence Against Native Women
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Links to a variety of information and resources related to violence against Native women.