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Focus Group for Tribal Victim Services

August 5, 2016

You are invited to attend an Urban Indian Focus Group for the Tribal Resource Mapping Project in Los Angeles, CA and St Paul, MN. The Focus Groups are for TLPI’s Tribal Resource Mapping Project which will create a victim/survivor services map for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) victims/survivors of crime. Please visit: for more information on the project.
Given your expertise, we invite your participation to help create a web-based resource mapping tool that will link AI/AN victims/survivors of crime and abuse to tribal victim services throughout the country. Since the needs of Urban Indians are unique, we are seeking focused input from Urban Indian programs and services to ensure the Tribal Resource Mapping Project will produce a mapping took that meets your needs.
To participate please send your name and organization (if applicable) to: by August 26, 2016 to reserve your seat. The first 20 participants to successfully sign-up and attend each focus group will receive a $40 stipend for participating.
All participants will need to sign and complete an informed consent form, either via email or on the day of the focus group. This is a standard form used in research-related activities—such as focus groups—where individuals will be asked about sensitive topics or topics that might lead to discussion of sensitive information. This ensures that everyone’s participation is voluntary and that all participants understand any privacy or other risks that might be involved. The consent form and focus group information is available at:
If you have any questions regarding the RSVP process, consent form, or focus group, please contact:
Los Angeles Focus Group on Tribal Victim Services
Date: August 30, 2016
Time: 12:30PM - 2:30PM
Location: 118 Winston St.
                     Los Angeles, CA 90013
St. Paul Focus Group on Tribal Victim Services
Date: September 1st, 2016
Time: 1:30PM -3:30PM
Location: 11 Kellogg Blvd.
                      East Saint Paul, MN 55101
                      (Governor’s Room #3)

Arizona Focus Group on Tribal Victim Services
Date: October 2016
Location: Phoenix, AZ - TBD

Oklahoma Focus Group on Tribal Victim Services
Date: November 9, 2016
Location: Catoosa, OK - TBD


Other Ways to Get Involved

If you are unable to attend a focus group, or are outside the urban Indian service demographic, there are many ways to get involved. We will have a meeting in conjunction with the OVC Indian Nations Conference in December (, and will be seeking participants. We are also seeking general input and service lists; if you would like to help please send an email to:


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