U.S. Tribal Agencies Gather to Discuss Domestic Abuse in Indian Country
Monday, November 10, 2008 12:08 PM

An article published by the Times-Standard Newspaper in Humboldt County in the State of California reports on a training session for agencies who provide care and assistance for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault within the Native American community.  According to the District Attorney cited by the article, “Native American women are at least 2.5 times more likely to be sexually assaulted in their lifetime than other women in the United States.”  The session, held in Humboldt County on the 28th and 29th of October, focused on domestic violence as it pertains to Native Americans—men, women and children.

A program coordinator from the Humboldt County District Attorney's Office reported that it was "the first time that all eight Humboldt County tribes and rancherias, four tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF, programs, DA Victim Witness and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center have come together to address domestic violence and sexual assault."


Compiled from: Tam, Donna, “Tribal groups gather to discuss domestic abuse in Indian country”, The Times-Standard, 27 October 2008.