Created in 2009, the Native Alliance Against Violence (NAAV), is a nonprofit organization operating as Oklahoma’s only tribal domestic violence and sexual assault coalition. The NAAV is not a direct service provider, however we do serve Oklahoma’s federally recognized tribes and their tribal domestic violence and sexual assault programs.
Through the spirit of respect and cooperation, the NAAV will strive to unify tribal service programs throughout Oklahoma by providing culturally appropriate technical assistance, training and support to eliminate domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence to restore balance and safety for tribal communities.
The NAAV is committed to:
- Increasing awareness of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and human trafficking committed against Native women;
- Enhancing the response to violence against Native women at the Tribal, Federal, and State levels; and
- Identifying and providing technical assistance to coalition membership and tribal communities to enhance access to essential services to Native women victimized by sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
The Coordinated Indigenous Resource Center for Legal Empowerment Project is a NAAV service that provides survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking with comprehensive, high quality, culturally competent and effective legal representation throughout Oklahoma. We serve and support Oklahoma Tribal Victim Advocates with advocacy support through a Victim Advocate Liaison.
Legal representation is provided in both state and tribal courts regarding civil matters arising from or caused by the violence and in related criminal matters advocating for the enforcement of victims' rights.
"Each year, approximately 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner. Studies suggest that access to legal services can be a critical tool in helping victims escape from abusive relationships and that access to counsel has helped to decrease the number of victims by as much as 21%. In order to escape successfully and permanently from these relationships, domestic violence survivors must navigate multiple and diverse legal systems, ranging from securing a protective order against their abuser to complicated family law issues, including child custody disputes and accessing safe housing."-Justice for Victims of Domestic Violence Project.
Victim's Right Issues
Any Tribal domestic violence program can make referrals to the C.I.R.C.L.E. Project