Domestic Violence Awareness For Navajo Women And Families

Window Rock, Ariz. The Office of Navajo Women and Families, which deals with cases of domestic violence is back in full swing after functioning without a counselor for several months.

The Office of Navajo Women and Families’ mission is to coordinate with other service programs on the Navajo Nation to facilitate an effective and a comprehensive delivery of services to Navajo women, men, teens and children through: Providing information to families in need of health, economic, legal, and other services.

Provide counseling services relating to all family concerns and issues to all members of the family. Assistance is provided to victims of crime through:

Counseling; Referrals to providers who assist with expenses incurred as a result of a crime;

Obtain shelter for victims of domestic violence; and

Assisting with protection orders and provide emotional support at court proceedings.

The purposes of NWC is to assist in the improvement of Navajo families, enable vulnerable individuals to develop themselves through education, set policies, report to the Navajo Nation President on the status of families, conduct studies and reviews, and provide awareness/prevention against domestic violence.


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