The Native American Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Program (formally the American Indian Women Domestic Violence Assistance Program) has been in existence for fifteen (15) years. We have continually offered services 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Our staff is available at all times because Domestic Violence is sporadic and cannot be timed.
The Round Valley Indian Tribes have agreed to operate this program on the Round Valley Indian Reservation and to provide services to the general membership living both on & off the Reservation.
Domestic Violence Advocates are often the best people to talk with in order to understand your options. They are there to help you identify choices and to help you look at the risks and benefits of these choices. Advocates will not pressure you to do something that you are not ready or able to do; Advocates are there to listen, inform and support you. Their services are free and confidential. ONLY YOU CAN DECIDE WHAT IS BEST FOR YOU.
In our efforts to provide quality advocacy, our program:
and regular Domestic Violence awareness workshops.
We are emergency on-call workers. We will only go to a domestic violence situation once it has been cleared by law enforcement and our services are requested. Sometimes, we meet victims in police stations or at their home. We provide emergency services such as clothing, food, shelter, etc., and, however else we can assist in implementing our client’s safety plan. This is their own plan. We do not want to put a victim/survivor in harm’s way by forcing our services on anyone. Our office is in collaboration with other Domestic Violence Programs from other areas as well as our new DV Justice Program.