INJ provides OVW grantees with the opportunity to build foundational skills through onsite workshops and technical assistance. In particular, these skills support safe,effective and sustainable tribal and rural victim advocacy projects and program operation. Jump Start offers core training for victim advocates in safety planning, confidentiality, ethics, resources and referrals, peer counseling and active listening skills. Each workshop is customized to meet the needs of the requesting agency. INJ’s staff and consultants have extensive experience in Indian Country and offer a practical approach to training and technical assistance.
INJ can also help Jump Start an existing project which needs an infusion of direction and planning. Restarting projects experience unique challenges in reaching program objectives and goals. A few of the training topics are listed below:
- Privacy and Confidentiality
- Safety Planning for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence
- Safety Protocol Development for Tribal Courts
- Crisis Intervention Programs for Tribal Courts
- Dynamics of Sexual and Domestic Violence Crimes
- Mobilizing Resources for Victims in Tribal and Rural Communities
- Effective Recruiting and Development of Volunteer Staff
- Use Outreach and Community Education to Build Program Capacity
More information about Jump Start and INJ’s other training and technical assistance services can be requested by completing the TTA Request Form or by calling 918.708.1708.