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Social Services Program

The Social Services Program (SSP) is a contracted PL-638 Program, funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.  Therefore, the program is required to follow and abide by the 25 CFR Code of Federal Regulations). 

 

April 29, 2020 marks the 21st celebration of Denim Day in the US. Denim Day is the annual sexual assault awareness event that works to start conversations about the destructive attitudes surrounding sexual assault, such as victim blaming.

Denim Day

The Denim Day campaign began in 1999 as part of an international protest of an Italian Supreme Court decision to overturn a rape conviction because the victim was wearing jeans. The Italian Supreme Court dismissed charges against a 45-year old rape suspect because his 18-year-old victim was wearing jeans at the time of the attack. The Head Judge argued, "Because the victim wore very, very tight jeans, she had to help him remove them... and by removing the jeans... it was no longer rape but consensual sex." The judgment sparked a worldwide outcry from those who understand coercion, threats and violence go along with the act of rape. Each year we host Denim Day to honor this survivor and all survivors who have experienced victim blaming. Denim Day is a symbol of protest against misconceptions that surround sexual assault.

NAAV Gathering of Voices Facebook Watch Party Schedule

Since the NAAV is unable to host an in-person event for Sexual Assault Awareness Month this year, we've decided to coordinate a poetry themed social media campaign during the entire month of April to give a voice to survivors and community members that have been affected by sexual assault. Earlier this year we asked for poetry submissions from the public. Click the link above for dates and times.

 

 

Services provided under this Program

 

Contact:

Andrea Longoria,
Director of Social Services
Office Phone: (405) 247-8630
Work Cell: (405) 638-1027

LaRisha Wabaunasee,
Domestic Violence Advocate 
Office Phone: (405) 247-8632
Emergency DV Cell: (405) 638-0167