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Just Sexual Assault Response in Indigenous Communities

Just Sexual Assault Response in Indigenous Communities Podcast

Agency: Forensic Technology Center of Excellence

Author: Pooley, Mark

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Just Sexual Assault Response in Indigenous Communities

Icon of a time indicator to show this indicates how long something takes to read or learn.30 minutes, 43 seconds

Publication Date: April 28, 2023

Many indigenous communities are geographically secluded, which adds to a scarcity of resources such as police staff and training. These challenges can make it challenging to effectively conduct sexual assault and other violent crime investigations in indigenous areas. Mark Pooley, founder of Native Search Solutions, explains his experience with violent crime investigations within Native American communities, and the specific needs of indigenous populations, and possible steps forward in sexual assault response reform. 


Collaboration and Partnerships Investigations Serving Culturally Specific Communities

VAWA Crime(s):

Dating Violence Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Stalking Trafficking in Tribal Nations/Communities


Chief/Sheriff/Executive First Line Supervisor Investigator/Detective Patrol Officer/Deputy Prosecutor Special Victims Unit


Rural Territories Tribal Nations/Tribes