Project Safe

What We Do

Choctaw Nation Project SAFE is a program designed to address the specific needs of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking victims on college campuses and institutes of higher education in the 10 1/2 counties regardless of Native American status.

Project SAFE has partnered with domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking victims' service agencies to create and implement strategies to increase awareness and prevent these crimes.

Services to victims include, but are not limited to:

safe emergency shelter

group counseling mediated by licensed counselors,

case management for victims seeking additional services through the Nation and service providing partners,

relocation assistance,

transportation assistance,

paid one on one counseling

prevention, awareness and outreach activities

Call 1-800-522-6170 to speak to a Project SAFE Coordinator and get help today.

Project SAFE services and activities will be available to all students regardless of Native American Status.

Obstacles 

-  Sometimes college students feel trapped by the social networks  and/ or the closed environment of many campuses.

- Students may feel isolated from their personal support networks and resources for help because the student is away from home for the first time.  This is especially true if the student is from a different state or country. (Break the Cycle, Inc. 2005)

-  They may have a small or limited social network due to the college campus atmosphere.

-  Administrators may not understand the scope of the problem and not reacting appropriately (i.e.  if professors and or teachers are notified about a domestic violence relationship between two students).

-  Students may fear their parents finding out and taking the student out of school.

-  Some students cannot afford supportive services.

-  Many students may fear the assailant.  Often times, due to a somewhat isolated atmosphere of a college campus, it is easier for an assailant to stalk his or her partner.  

-  Social networking sites provide easy access for perpetrators to control their partners.   

-  Sometimes college students feel trapped by the social networks  and/ or the closed environment of many campuses.

What You Need to Know

Women aged 16-24 experience the highest per capita rate of intimate partner violence.

21% of college students report having experienced dating violence by a current partner.  32% experienced dating violence by a previous partner.

60% of acquaintance rapes on college campuses occur in casual or steady dating relationships.

Over 13% of college women report they have been stalked. Of these, 42% were stalked by a boyfriend or ex-boyfriend.

As many as one quarter of female students experience sexual assault over the course of their college career.

Resources

Oklahoma Safeline
1-800-522-7233 (SAFE)

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)

Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network Hotline
1-8700-656-4673 (HOPE)

National Center of Victims of Crime
1-800-FYI-CALL or 1-800-394-2255
https://victimsofcrime.org

Office on Violence Against Women
1-202-307-6026
https://www.justice.gov/ovw

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hot line
1-800-4-A-CHILD or 1-800-422-4453
www.childhelpusa.org 

National Children’s Alliance Regional Children’s Advocacy Centers
1-800-239-9950
www.nca-online.org

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
1-303-839-1852
www.ncadv.org

Office for Victims of Crime Resource Center
1-800-627-6872
TTY 1-877-712-9279
http://www.ovc.gov/resourcecenter/

National Organization for Victims Assistance
1-800-TRY-NOVA or 1-800-879-6682
http://www.trynova.org

Family Violence Prevention Fund
1-888-RX-ABUSE or 1-888-792-2873
http://nnedv.org/resources/nationalorgs/9-fvpf.html

Oklahoma Safeline
1-800-522-7233 (SAFE)

Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
www.ocadvsa.org

Contact Project Safe

Please call or visit your local office for Project Safe assistance.  

Offices located in:

Poteau Field Office
100 S Kerr Boulevard
Poteau, OK  74953
Karen Lyons, Coordinator
Email:  klyons@choctawnation.com
Phone:  918-647-0770
 

Durant Office
P.O. Box 1210
Durant, OK 74702
Jacki Jones, Coordinator
Email: jjones@choctawnation.com
Phone: 1-800-522-6170 ext 2929

Our children.
Our tribe.
Our future.

Children and Family Services is committed to the preservation of Choctaw Families and our heritage.

800-522-6170
580-924-8280