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American Indian & Alaska Native Victim Services Resources

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These OVC multimedia products are designed to inform and assist victim service providers and allied professionals in their efforts to help crime victims in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

Missing or Murdered Indigenous People: Bringing Loved Ones Home

Grassroots efforts working to increase national awareness and understanding of the missing or murdered indigenous persons crisis are highlighted in this video. Also referred to as Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW), Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG), Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives (MMIR), or other names specific to a Tribal community (such as Missing and Murdered Diné Relatives, MMDR, in the Navajo Nation); each acronym represents the generations of American Indians and Alaska Natives that have mourned missing or murdered loved ones. Working together can help bring healing and justice.

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A Circle of Healing for Native Children Endangered by Drugs

This seven-video series weaves Native stories and cultural practices from across the Nation to show many of the ways children, families, and communities are healing from drug endangerment. This resource is intended to generate conversation and inspire communities to come together to develop, enhance, and share their own responses to these issues.

There is no single Tribal model or best practice for addressing the effects of alcohol- and drug-related violence and victimization. Each community must determine the culturally relevant responses that are best for helping their victims heal.

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A Healing Journey for Alaska Natives

This five-video series, produced by OVC and the Office on Violence Against Women, is designed to educate federal, state, local, and Tribal victim service providers, criminal justice professionals, and others who work on issues related to domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking experienced by Alaska Natives.

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Alcohol-Facilitated Sexual Assault in Indian Country

OVC and the Office on Violence Against Women collaborated to produce this four-video series, designed for criminal justice personnel, victim advocates, and allied professionals who work with victims of sexual assault in Indian Country.

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Partners in Justice—Bureau of Indian Affairs Victim Specialists

This video presents an overview of the Bureau of Indian Affairs' Victim Specialist Program and identifies some of the program's successes and challenges providing services to victims of crime in Indian Country. The video was prepared by OVC and the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Indian Affairs

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Using Federal Law To Prosecute Domestic Violence Crimes in Indian Country

This DVD and companion facilitator’s guide provide guidance on how to successfully prosecute in federal court domestic violence offenders who commit crimes in Indian Country. The video incorporates case studies of actual prosecutions, while the guide provides an overview of relevant legal principles and key points for discussion.

The materials also discuss circumstances common in Tribal domestic violence prosecutions, such as offender recidivism, recanting victims, safety planning, and federal and Tribal criminal justice and social service professionals working collaboratively to ensure victims’ safety and community justice.

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