The CSVANW Team participates on a wide range of tribal and statewide committees, taskforces and groups to ensure that our Coalition policy advocacy focuses on centering the experiences, strengths and needs of our Native survivors of violence. We work to expand the capacity of our communities and systems to respond to and support the specific and emerging needs of domestic and sexual violence survivors. We inform research and policy agendas, coordinate with other Coalitions, and provide training and technical assistance to improve violence prevention and intervention efforts across our region.
OVW Written Testimony Toolkit & Deadline
The written testimony guide for the 18th Annual DOJ OVW Tribal Government to Government Consultation is completed and already being sent off to tribal leader emails. I used some of Pat’s important advocacy recommendations for the fraudulent rehabilitation centers in Arizona and also the needs of MMIW families that I heard while attending the Not Invisible Act hearings in June.
CSVANW attended the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women Government to Government Tribal Consultation the week of August 8, 2023 in Tulsa Oklahoma. The OVW Consultations are for tribal leadership and advocates across the U.S. to attend and testify before the federal government on the issues in our tribal communities regarding domestic violence, sexual violence, teen dating violence, human trafficking, and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW).
For more information about the consultations please visit: https://www.ovwconsultation.org/Home
Each year, CSVANW takes 1-2 Tribal leaders from New Mexico. This year we had the opportunity to take Governor Jenelle Roybal of Pojoaque Pueblo. If you were unable to attend in-person, you may still have your voice heard by providing written testimony.
CSVANW has gathered recommendations and formulated a written testimony guide to support Tribal leaders submit a written testimony.
The framing paper question is on page 7 of this document. I encourage each tribal leader to meet with their advocates to discuss and answer the question.
Once you have completed your written testimony, you may send to: firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, September 11, 2023.
Thank you for your support in the 18th Annual DOJ OVW Government to Government Consultation. Let me know if you have any questions or need further support.
The following are the tribal and statewide committees, taskforces and groups that CSVANW currently sits on:
- New Mexico Human Trafficking Tribal Taskforce
- New Mexico Human Trafficking Taskforce
- APD (Albuquerque Police Department) Forward
- New Mexico Advocacy In Action Annual Planning Committee
- Untested SAEKs Victim Notification
- Batterers Intervention Program Stakeholder Committee
- Intimate Partner Violent Death Review Team (IPVDRT)
- Regional Tribal Alliance against Sexual violence
- Bernalillo County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)
- Valencia County DV/SV Team
- Northern New Mexico SART (BIA/OJS MDT)
- New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs’ Underserved Work Group (USWG)
- New Mexico Teen Dating Violent Death Review Team
- CYFD Juvenile Delinquency Taskforce
- Safe to Be You- NM Legal Aid
- The Network
- New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence Policy Committee
- Sandoval County CCR
- Bernalillo County CCR
- Santa Fe County CCR
- San Juan County CCR
- Native American Sub-Committee IPVDRT
Our policy advocacy is dedicated to centering the experiences, strengths, and needs of our communities. Our work across our policy initiatives seeks to advance tribal representation in historically under represented spaces to further conversations about violence against our women and children. If you are interested in sitting on a committee or taskforce- and represent a tribal program, agency or organization- please reach out to CSVANW and we can facilitate your inclusion onto the respective committee or taskforce.