The National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative (NIEJI) was created to address the lack of culturally appropriate information and community education materials on elder abuse, neglect and exploitation in Indian Country. Some of the undertakings of the initiative will include:
- Establish a resource center on elder abuse to assist tribes in addressing indigenous elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation;
- Identify and make available existing literature, resources and tribal codes that address indigenous elder abuse;
- Develop and disseminate culturally appropriate and responsive resources for use by tribes, care providers, law enforcement and other stakeholders.
NIEJI is funded by the Administration for Community Living to provide research, education, and training for the identification and prevention of elder abuse in Indigenous communities. This program serves American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian elders in an effort to improve their quality of life. The project is housed at the UND Center for Rural Health.
The Tribal Resource Tool is an innovative collaboration between the Office for Victims of Crime, the National Congress of American Indians, the Tribal Law and Policy Institute, and the National Center for Victims of Crime with the input and guidance of tribal stakeholders across the country.
This web-based resource map and searchable database will:
- Connect AI/AN survivors of crime and abuse to resources
- Provide a listing of services available for AI/AN survivors of crime and abuse
- Help identify and address gaps in services
Our team is working to identify any and all organizations that provide resources or support to American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) crime victims living on and off tribal lands, Alaska Native villages, and in urban areas. If your organization provides services to help American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) survivors recover from crime and abuse, please submit your information to be listed in the Tribal Resource Tool by visiting our website at www.tribalresourcetool.org. Submit Your Information Now!