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Tribal Victim Services

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Mission

Enhancing the rights, resources, and respect for tribal victims and native communities hurt by crime.

TVS 24/7 Crisis Hotline: 1-866-966-0173

Business Hours
Monday – Friday | 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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unless closed for holidays or by the direction of Tribal Council)
Contact: 785-966-8331

There is no fee attached to any services provided by TVS.


Victim Specialist

The Victim Specialist from the Tribal Victim Services program are trained to assist with immediate, essential needs created or not being met as a consequence of a crime such as domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, human trafficking and dating violence.

Definitions

Dating Violence
Dating violence is another form of domestic violence. Dating violence is committed by a person in a social, romantic, or intimate relationship with the victim.

Domestic Violence
Violent acts involving a current or former spouse or domestic partner, or by any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person’s acts. The definition of domestic violence now recognizes that victims can be spouses, sexual/dating/intimate partners, family members, children, and cohabitants.

Human Trafficking
Sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age; or the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion, for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.

Sexual Assault
Sexual offense – including rape, incest, fondling, exhibitionism, or pornography – of an adult age 18 or older.

Stalking
Any unwanted contact between two people that directly or indirectly communicates a threat or places the victim in fear.


Eligibility

Any victim of a person crime (domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, human trafficking and dating violence) living in Jackson County, Kansas, or any adjacent county. If you are unsure if we can assist, please call to be screened by a victim specialist.


Services

Program Services
The services provided under the TVS program are limited, short-term services that are available to address the immediate and essential needs that are not being met or have been created as a result of the crime.

Those services include:

  • Crisis Hotline – Program staff are available by phone 24/7 and 365 days a year.
  • Crisis Intervention
  • On-Scene Crisis Response
  • Intake and Assessment
  • Limited, short-term emergency food, clothing, personal hygiene assistance
  • Limited transportation assistance to assist clients to get to court, medical appointments, shelter placement, and other trips to meet the essential needs of the victim at the discretion of the Program Manager
  • Assistance with completing and filing protection orders
  • Assistance with completing a Crime Victim’s Compensation Application
  • Court Accompaniment
  • Provide Low-level Counseling
  • Safety Planning
  • Cultural and Spiritual Advocacy
  • Healing Through Art workshops are available for clients and their families to assist them in their journey towards healing at their request.
  • Employment Advocacy
  • Medical Advocacy
  • Housing Advocacy – Assisting clients in accessing both emergency and long-term shelter
  • Limited Relocation Assistance
  • Liaison between Law Enforcement/Prosecutor
  • Safe Visit/Safe Exchange
  • Batterer Intervention

Sexual Assault Response/SAFESTAR
SAFESTARs are trained community partners that assist individuals who have experienced a sexual assault with information and referrals; the collection of forensic evidence subsequent to a sexual assault (if requested); developing safety plans; liaison with law enforcement, hospital advocacy, court accompaniment; and other needs as expressed by the individual seeking assistance.

Eligibility
Sexual assault victims aged 16 and over living within the PBPN Community.

Click here for an information brochure on the SAFESTAR program.


Safe Visit/Safe Exchange (SV/SE)
Families with a history of domestic violence may be court-ordered, social services directed, or self-referred to use SV/SE services to increase the safety of children and their parents while participating in visits. The program requires an orientation session for each family member and, if there is a court order for the visitation/exchange, a copy must be provided to the program prior to visits commencing.

Eligibility
Services are by appointment only and there is a small fee for the service. The SV/SE is located at the TRACKS house at 12573 158th Road near the intersection of Q and 158th Roads and can be reached by telephone at 785-966-8331.


Batterer Intervention Program (BIP)
The program is designed to assist individuals who have used violence in their intimate relationships to recognize and address their beliefs and behaviors which enable their violence. The program curriculum consists of assessment, two orientation sessions, and 29 or 31 weeks of group sessions. Individuals can be court-ordered, social services directed, or self-referred for the program.

Eligibility
Initial assessment indicates the need for BIP services. There is a fee for the assessment as well as for the groups. Assessments and orientations are by appointment only and the groups meet weekly on a regular schedule. The BIP project is located at the TRACKS house at 12573 158th Road, Mayetta, Kansas near the intersection of Q and 158th Roads and can be reached by telephone at 785-966-8331.

Click here for an information brochure on the T.R.A.C.K.S. program.


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