Our Vision

Victim services will be accessible, culturally relevant, and trauma informed–and that the overwhelming majority of victims will access and benefit from these services.

How We Help

The Resource Center is a one-stop shop for victim service providers, culturally specific organizations, criminal justice professionals, and policymakers.
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Upcoming Events

  • Jul

    Navigating Mainstream: Reflections from Cultural Leaders

    Organizations spend a lot of time researching, strategizing, and working together to serve our communities better. But what about the team in our organizations; what conditions must shift to create a more compassionate, equitable space? Join us for an interactive question and answer conversation with cultural leaders who will self-reflect on their journey and share …
  • Jul

    The Way Forward: Emerging Strategies for Crime Victims of Color #3

    Shaping the Future of Organizing: Applying the Lessons Learned from Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Organizers This virtual panel will explore the successes challenges and lessons learned from the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s Movement in Canada as a potential framework for addressing violence against women of color in the United States.   Panelist: Junetta …
  • Jul

    Empowering Indigenous Women and Communities Through Self-Defense

    Self-defense training promotes body-oriented healing and practical safety planning. Feminist empowerment approaches to self-defense teach a wide range of resistance strategies, which include assertive communication, boundary setting, de-escalation, strategic physical escape, and physical resistance. Empowerment-based programs emphasize choice and resilience while actively challenging victim-blaming. Research shows that empowerment self-defense programs reduce trauma symptoms, help survivors …
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