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Safety Planning and Domestic Violence Awareness

Caring for the Justice and Safety of Victims of Abuse

It is the mission of the Chippewa Cree Tribal Victim Services to serve the needs of the victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence who seek our services while working to end violence against native women and their children.


Victim of Crime Specialist
Bernida Denny (406) 395-6632

Child Advocate
Elaine Coffee (406) 395-6634

Shelter Advocate
Florence Standing Rock (406) 395-6631

Outreach Coordinator
Krisanne Billy (406) 395-6635

Outreach Coordinator Assistant

Victim Services Director
Kaycee Henry (406) 395-6633


Rocky Boy Police Department
(406) 395-4513

Chippewa Cree Tribal Courts
(406) 395-4735

HRDC—Hotline DV
(406) 265-2222

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1(800) 799-7233

StrongHearts Native Helpline
1(844) 762-8483

Current and Upcoming Events

Batterer’s Intervention
Classes are being offered
Class Days are Tuesdays and Thursdays
from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Location: Chippewa Cree Tribal Court
Conference Room (Blue Building)
The schedule is subject to change

Our Office Provides:

  • Information/referrals about criminal justice
  • Referrals to other victim service programs and community resources
  • Personal advocacy/accompaniment to emergency medical care, forensic exams, law enforcement, and transportation assistance
  • Support/safety services include crisis intervention, on-scene crisis response, and emergency financial assistance
  • Emergency shelter services, transitional housing, or relocation assistance
  • Criminal/civil justice system assistance, assisting in obtaining protection/restraining orders, family law issues, emergency justice-related assistance, and victim impact statement assistance
  • Batterers education classes

We Provide Services for All Types of Victimization

  • Adult Physical or Sexual Assault
  • Arson
  • Bullying
  • Child Abuse/Neglect
  • Child Pornography
  • Child Sexual Abuse/Assault
  • Cyber Crimes
  • Domestic/Family Violence
  • DUI/DWI Incidents
  • Elder Abuse/Neglect
  • Gang Violence
  • Hate Crime
  • Human Trafficking
  • Identity Theft/Fraud/Financial Crime
  • Kidnapping
  • Mass Violence
  • Vehicular Victimization
  • Robbery
  • Stalking
  • Harassment
  • Survivors of Homicide Victims
  • Teen Dating Victimization
  • Terrorism
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What Is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, psychological, or technological actions or threats of actions, or other patterns of coercive behavior that influence another person within an intimate partner relationship. This includes any behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt, injure, or wound someone.

Types of abuse: Physical, Sexual, Emotional, Economic, Psychological, Technological

What Are the Power and Control Wheel AND Equality Wheel?

Power and Control wheel

The Power and Control Wheel was created to help describe the experience of victims of violence and the tactics that abusers use.

This wheel serves as a diagram of tactics that an abusive partner uses to keep their victims in a relationship. The inside of the wheel is made up of subtle, continual behaviors over time, while the outer ring represents physical and sexual violence.

This tool is used in the field of domestic violence to identify and understand the manipulation and control tactics abusers employ to exert power and control over their victims. These behaviors are the spokes of the wheel. Physical and sexual violence holds it all together—this violence is the rim of the wheel.

Equality and Nonviolence wheel

The Equality Wheel was developed not to describe equality per se but to describe the changes needed for partners who batter to move from being abusive to a non-violent partnership. For example, the “emotional abuse” segment on the Power and Control Wheel is contrasted with the “respect” segment on the Equality Wheel. So the wheels can be used together as a way to identify and explore abuse, then encourage non-violent change.

The Equality Wheel gives an example of how healthy relationships should function. It illustrates the important aspects of a mutually gratifying relationship.


Safety Plan for Your Children

  • Protecting your children from domestic violence
  • Teach them not to get in the middle of a fight if they want to help
  • Teach them how to get to safety, to call 911 or 395-4513 to give their address to, and give the phone number to dispatch or the police
  • Teach them to call for help
  • Tell them to stay away from the kitchen
  • Give school officials a copy of your court order: tell them not to release your children to anyone without talking to you first: use a password so they can be sure it’s you on the phone: give them a photo of the abuser
  • Make sure the children know whom to tell at school if they see the abuser.
  • Make sure the school knows not to give your address or phone number to anyone

Source: American bar association

Checklist: What You Should Take When You Leave

Legal Papers

  • Restraining order/stalking order
  • Lease, rental agreement, house deed
  • Car registration
  • Health and life insurance cards
  • Divorce papers
  • Custody papers


  • House and car keys
  • Medications
  • Valuables, photos, etc.
  • Address book
  • Phone card/safety cell phone
  • Clothes, blankets, and small toys for children
  • Clothes, hygiene necessities, etc., for yourself


  • Driver’s license
  • Children’s birth certificates
  • Social security card
  • Self-sufficiency/disability identification


  • Medical records for you and your children
  • Work permits/green card
  • VISA


If you have any information, please contact (406) 395-4513