Victims Advocate Services
Office of the Attorney General
Colorado River Indian Tribes Victim Advocacy Program
In August 2010, The Colorado River Indian Tribes initiated the Tribe’s first Victim Advocacy Program (VAP) to assist victims of Domestic Violence (DV).
CRIT recognized that without the victim support component, victims of DV are either unaware or reluctant to utilize the resources available to them in the community. CRIT VAP is supported by a grant awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women.
Our mission is the following:
Providing information, services, support and resources for members of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, other Native American victims within the CRIT tribal lands in Arizona and California, and domestic and intimate partners of Native Americans appearing in CRIT Tribal Court, in order to end the cycle of Domestic Violence.
The CRIT VAP offers the following services:
- Advocacy-Based Counseling
- Educational Trainings and Outreach
- Employment Assistance
- Healthcare Assistance
- Housing Assistance
- Referrals to Legal Aid Services: Emergency Orders of Protection, Petition for Domestic and Family Abuse Protection Orders, Temporary Order of Protection and more
- Referrals to Emergency Shelter Services
- Referrals to Prosecution Services: Securing Restitution, Input in Rehabilitation Recommendations
- Referrals to Additional Support Agencies
- Safety Planning
- Social Security/TANF/Welfare/GA Assistance
- Talking Circles and Support Groups
- Victim/Witness Notification
- 24 Hour Crisis Hotline
1317 Joshua Street Suite A
Parker, AZ 85344