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Inclusion Eligibility

Eligibility Criteria

Who is eligible for inclusion?
  • Direct Service Providers
  • Indirect Service Providers
  • Law Enforcement (Tribal, State, and Federal)
  • Government Agencies
  • Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Tribal Coalitions and Coalition Members
  • Advocacy Organizations
  • Other providers that serve AI/AN victims and survivors of crime and abuse

*Individuals and for-profit agencies will be added at the discretion of the project team.

What is the minimum inclusion criteria?

All organizations seeking inclusion in the Tribal Resource Mapping Tool must provide specific programming to serve American Indian/Alaska Native victims of crime and abuse.

What are my responsibilities as a service provider?

All organizations that wish to be included in the Tribal Resource Mapping Tool must complete the following steps to be considered for the database and remain a provider in good standing.

  • Complete in full the program inclusion application.
  • Provide a direct contact person who will be responsible for maintaining program information. Respond to periodic requests from the project team to provide up-to-date program information, and address any issues/questions that may arise.
  • Promptly alert the project staff of any program changes, including but not limited to changes regarding: capacity, hours of operation, available services, service area/jurisdiction, language capacity, key personnel and contact information, and any major funding streams that affect your services.
  • Maintain tribal specific resources and services to meet the needs of populations who may use this tool.
  • Submit letters of support or referral, as needed, at the discretion of the project team.
How are organizational records kept private?

It is the goal of the Tribal Resource Mapping Tool to openly share as much data regarding tribal victim services with the field as possible. This allows the field to avoid “siloing” of information critical to providing referrals to victim services.

  • Each organization’s record may contain both public and private “internal only” contact and referral information.
  • All information included in the application to the Tribal Resource Mapping Tool will be made public unless marked as “internal only”. Any internal contact information will be accessible to project staff only.
  • All public information provided to the Tribal Resource Mapping Tool may be shared with outside agencies, as requested.
  • Organizations will have the option to share both public and private contact and referral information with the StrongHeart Native Helpline staff.
What are the quality assurance methods?
  • Project staff reserve the right to remove an organization from the online tool at their discretion and without warning. Examples of grounds for removal include, but are not limited to:
    • allegations of misconduct,
    • feedback from those seeking services that a provider is unresponsive,
    • inability to reach the designated point of contact after multiple attempts, or
    • failure of the organization to meet the minimum inclusion requirements or responsibilities.
  • Any organization may likewise request to be removed from the Tribal Resource Mapping Tool at any time.

Inclusion in the tribal resource mapping tool is at the sole discretion of the project staff.

Providing Feedback to the Tribal Resource Mapping Tool

This section will describe the process for users to provide feedback on the mapping tool. Specific processes will be provided to both included organizations and the end users as the technology is developed.

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