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Oklahoma City Area Funded Projects 2009-2014
Domestic Violence Community Developed Models
Choctaw Nation Project United Voice DVPI
Project United Voice will offer victim advocacy services, starting a sexual abuse response team, and implementing victim-centered service. It will also offer anti-violence and anti-bullying curriculum to students.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation will expand domestic violence prevention services for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. It will link with providers, train providers, and educate the community.
Oklahoma City Indian Clinic DV Pilot Project
The Oklahoma City Indian Clinic DV Pilot Project will collect baseline data, increase community awareness, implement outreach services, advocate for DV services, and coordinate victim services.
Sexual Assault Community Developed Models
Chickasaw Nation Sexual Assault Project
The Chickasaw Nation DVPI Program will expand treatment and lessen the psychological impact of SA. It will reduce the stigma of SA and improve collaboration between victims, advocates, police, nurses, social workers, and mental health providers.
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Project United Action
Project United Action will improve advocacy services and prevention education for women and children at risk of DV and SA. It will start a sexual abuse response team and will buy equipment to allow victims to get forensic sexual assault exams locally.
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)/Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)
Cherokee Nation SANE/SAFE/SART
The Cherokee Nation SANE/SART Program will bolster victims’ mental and physical health with quality advocacy and competent SANE nurses. Every victim will have access to quality care that includes advocacy, a sexual assault exam, education, and counseling.
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Project Holitopa
Project Holitopa will improve access to sexual assault exams and victim advocacy services for domestic violence and sexual assault victims. It will also teach providers and others how to recognize and refer patients experiencing violence and trauma.