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Victim Services

ITCC's provides education, prevention and intervention/direct services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in California.

Projects and activities not specific with particular programs and conducted with Victim Services staffing and resources and possibly integrated with other agency resources include but are not limited to: Family Justice Center partnerships, Tribal Family Justice Center partnerships, Tribal Engagement, Tribal Consultation, Tribal Advocacy and Special Projects Division related activities.


Family Violence Prevention Program

In an effort to reduce violence in tribal communities, ITCC administers the Family Violence Prevention & Services Program (FVP&S) throughout northern and central California.

Any person who resides within California and self discloses that either they or their children are of Native American ancestry, whether from a Federally recognized Tribe or not, may be eligible to receive the services. Services may be provided following an individual assessment of the situation, and on a case by case basis.

  • Emergency shelter
  • Transportation to obtain needed services in relation to family violence
  • Emergency food and or clothing (amount is based on family size)
  • Restraining Order (RO) assistance
  • Legal Advocacy & Support
  • Crisis Intervention and Peer Counseling

Office of Violence Against Women

This project was supported by Grant NO. 2011-TW-AX-0036 awarded by the Office of Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

The "For our Daughters" Program provides direct services to expand and enhance services administered by the Family Violence Prevention and Services Program.

Cultural Competency Training

The title of the training is "Strengthening Relationships with Tribal Communities." The design and content of the cultural competency training was developed with Tribal subject matter experts with backgrounds in victim services, ICWA, child development, education, alcohol and drug counseling, law enforcement, elder care, traditional/cultural education, public administration, tribal governance, and tribal law. The final product for each training incorporates local cultural, historical and needs of specific goals and objectives identified in the planning process. The curriculum includes Tribal testimony of history, experiences, and impacts describing Tribal communities and best practices.

Key Topics

  • Historical Perspective
  • Culture and Traditional Practices
  • Characteristics of Tribal Communities
  • Historical Sources of Trauma
  • Emerging Practices
  • Healing and Recovery
  • Tribal Engagement
  • Networking, Partnerships, and Collaborations
  • Resources
  • Next Steps

For more information, please contact Dean Hoaglin, Cultural Competency Program Coordinator, at
(916) 973-9581

ITCC Family Violence Prevention and Services Program Service Area.

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