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National Native American Heritage Month
Coping with the Holidays
Transgender Awareness Week November 14–20


National Native American Heritage Month

President Obama proclaimed November as National Native American Heritage Month. OVC presents the following information for tribal communities in recognition of National Native American Heritage Month:

A Healing Journey for Alaska NativesA Healing Journey for Alaska Natives
This video series is designed to educate federal, state, local, and tribal victim service providers, criminal justice professionals, and others who work with Alaska Native victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.

15th Indian Nations Conference: Justice for Victims of Crime
This OVC-sponsored event will be held December 8-10, 2016, on the reservation of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, California. The conference brings together a wide range of providers, stakeholders, and victims to share their knowledge and develop programs to serve the needs of victims in Indian Country. For more information and to register, visit the conference website.

A Circle of Healing for Native Children Endangered by DrugsA Circle of Healing for Native Children Endangered by Drugs
This video series offers examples of successful programs and practices used to help drug-endangered Native youth heal from trauma. A companion resource guide accompanies this product.

This video series feeatures programs and practices that integrate Native stories and cultural traditions to help children, families, and communities in Indian Country to heal from substance abuse-related trauma.

Justice Department Awards More Than $107 Million to Enhance, Support Tribal Justice and Safety
In September, the Department of Justice (DOJ) awarded more than $107 million to American Indian/Alaska Native communities to enhance victim services, law enforcement practices, and sustain crime prevention and intervention efforts in nine purpose areas. The awards are made under the Department’s Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS), a consolidated tribal-specific grant program.

Working with other DOJ bureaus and offices, OVC awarded funds to 34 tribal programs. Learn about program awards made by OVC and partner bureaus and offices on the CTAS 2016 Award List (PDF 261 kb).

Using Federal Law To Prosecute Domestic Violence Crimes in Indian CountryUsing Federal Law To Prosecute Domestic Violence Crimes in Indian Country
This OVC DVD and companion facilitator’s guide educates stakeholders about using federal law more effectively to combat intimate partner violence offenses committed in Indian Country. The video incorporates case studies of actual prosecutions and the guide provides an overview of relevant legal principles and key points for discussion.

Visit the Tribal Multimedia and American Indian/Alaska Native sections of our site for additional resources.

Coping with the Holidays

blog post on coping with the holidays For those who have recently experienced a tragedy or lost a family member or friend, the holiday season may seem too much to bear. OVC Deputy Director Marilyn McCoy Roberts' blog post on coping with the holidays offers resources to help support those who have been victims of crime.

Transgender Awareness Week November 14–20

Transgender Awareness Week

During November 14–20, 2016, we commemorate Transgender Awareness Week to help raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people, and address the issues the community faces.

In recognition of this week, OVC features the online guide, Responding to Transgender Victims of Sexual Assault, to help educate those working in the field.

This guide is supported by the experiences of transgender survivors, and addressing specific challenges that victim service providers, first responders, and health care providers may encounter. It provides practical tools to promote understanding and support for transgender victims.

Visit our LGBTQ Topic Page for additional resources.

Previously Featured Resources

October 2016: Getting Ready for National Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 2-8, 2017

September 2016: National Preparedness Month

August 2016: Model Standards To Enhance Crime Victim Support

July 2016: Don't Delay: National Crime Victims' Service Awards Nominations Are Due by July 31st

January - June 2016

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