DURANT, Okla. -- The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and the Durant Police Department have teamed up to help victims of domestic violence.
The partnership is known as Project Safe and consists of thousands of victims rights cards that list phone numbers that victims can call in case of an emergency.
The cards are available in all ten counties covered by the Choctaw Nation.
From the Choctaw Nation's website:
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is excited to announce the development of a new reural grant-funded program - Project SAFE. The program consists of four separate sections which include: Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Children Witnesses of Domestic Violence and Healthy Relationships. EAch quadrant of Project SAFE's Dream Catcher Logo represents a section fo the program.
The program is set-up to provide treatment, counseling, shelter stay and assistance to Native American victims of Domestic Violence, DAting Violence and Children Witnesses of Domestic Violence.
The goals of the program are to work in cooperation with the community to develop education and prevention strategies by implementing and establishing cooperative efforts and projects between law enforcement officers, prosecutors, victims and advocavcy groups, including faith-based and/or community based organizations.
If you are interested in more information regarding Project SAFE please contact us at 800.522.6170 Ext. 2251.
More available at the link below.