MMIW Toolkit for Families and Communities
The MMIW Toolkit for Understanding and Responding to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women for Families and Communities is designed to assist families, communities and advocacy organizations in understanding and responding to a case of a missing or murdered Native woman. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to developing a community response, these resources provide a starting point and outline important information and resources available. Explore and download the resources below.
Note: This toolkit is not designed to address how to respond when someone 17 or younger goes missing, as it involves a unique set of laws, policies and other resources. We encourage you to view When Your Child Is Missing: A Family Survival Guide for tools to assist you in the safe return of children.
Use the tabs below to download resources, view our Jurisdiction Assessment Tool and explore our MMIW Database of Response Contacts.
Pocket Guide, When a Loved One Goes Missing - Understanding and Responding to the Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
Brochure, When a Loved One Goes Missing - A Quick Reference Guide for What to Do in the First 72 Hours
Template, Missing Person Flyer
Your missing loved one’s location and tribal affiliation will determine who to call and how to get help. The MMIW Database of Contacts offers contact information for federal and state authorities, as well as victims’ services programs and other family resources when responding to a case of a missing Native woman.