On-Site Technical Assistance

Our On-site Technical Assistance is designed to support tribal capacity enhancement in responding to domestic violence and to strengthen advocacy with victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, and trafficking. The primary goal is to strengthen and support tribal advocacy/domestic violence programs in the development of programs, policies and procedures, strategies and practices. On-Site Technical Assistance is designed to facilitate agency change in a systemic manner by providing survivor-centered, culturally-based, trauma-informed consultation to tribal nations and programs to address challenges they are experiencing. Training can be part of this process if it is necessary to assure effective capacity building, development and/or implementation of policies, procedures and/or response.

Each year, NIWRC issues a call for applications for On-Site Technical Assistance. Once sites are selected, NIWRC staff collaborate with each selected technical assistance recipient to create an agenda specific to their program and tribal community.

On-Site technical assistance is available on a wide spectrum of issues, including but not limited to:

  • Strategy development to address tribal justice and jurisdictional issues
  • Program development/staff development
  • Strategic planning
  • Shelter development and/or meeting safe housing needs, including transitional housing
  • Development of trauma-informed responses, policies and procedures
  • Incorporating community organizing, community awareness and education initiatives
  • Developing policies and/or practices to meet the needs of domestic violence survivors experiencing mental health issues and/or substance abuse
  • Strengthening and restoring coordinated community responses
  • Strategies addressing the intersections of domestic violence and HIV/AIDS
  • Creating strategies to address child welfare in the context of domestic violence
  • Promoting advocacy/awareness in working with health care systems
  • Working with law enforcement
  • Prevention and intervention strategies
  • Safety and technology practices & policies
  • Research for tribal communities, including data collection and program evaluation
  • Strategies & policies for working with the LGBTQ2S community in the context of domestic violence

If you are interested in applying for On-Site Technical Assistance, please join our mailing list to receive announcements about the next call for applications. For questions, please submit a request through our Contact Us page.