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The Pascua Yaqui Tribe
The Pascua Yaqui Tribe, through the Health Services Department, will provide domestic violence prevention services to address the needs of the Tribal community. The project will create a network to enhance current resources and provide a full array of services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault through the coordination of existing grants through the Department of Justice and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; coordination of crisis intervention, counseling, case management; and adapt policies and procedures to better serve the needs of tribal victims. The Tribe will create a community wide awareness and prevention campaign to enable the community to provide trauma informed care and to recognize the warning signs and resources available to prevent and treat individuals impacted by domestic and family violence and sexual assault.
Tohono O’odham Nation
The Tohono O’odham Nation Kom Ckud Ki Program will operate a 24 hour/7 days a week crisis hotline and provide culturally appropriate crisis intervention services (including shelter, advocacy, support, transportation, court accompaniment, and referrals for professional services) in collaboration with community partners. In order to expand and improve crisis services, the program will educate and train service providers on trauma, domestic violence, sexual assault and its impact on victims. Additionally, the program will work with the Tohono O’odham Police Department to streamline and enhance outreach to victims using the Lethal Assessment Protocol as well as revise current trauma informed care procedures with input from partners and community members. Lastly, the program will increase knowledge and awareness of the community on domestic violence and sexual assault using culturally sensitive materials, in-person presentations and prevention campaigns in English and the Tohono O’odham language.