SAFESTAR Training Requires:

  • Application to the Southwest Center for Law and Policy to determine readiness and capacity to receive the free training (Note: some applicants may be steered towards a parallel track of developing or improving a Sexual Assault Response Team, and contracting for services with a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, depending upon community readiness and capacity).
  • Application approval by the United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women for the free training.
  • 1-2 intensive, on-site technical assistance visits by SAFESTAR Tribal governance and community organizing experts to interview sexual assault victim advocates and other allies; assess community resources; gather Tribal and State code provisions, inter-governmental agreements, protocols, Rules of Court, and Memoranda of Understanding; assistance in identifying potential SAFESTAR course participants and training location(s); assistance in identifying the primary Tribal contact persons(s); and assistance to identify challenges in implementation, as well as the strategies to successfully overcome these challenges.
  • Successful completion of the one week, 40-hour, free SAFESTAR training.
  • Successful completion of the 16-hour, facilitated Multi-Disciplinary Team Meeting of Federal, Tribal, and State criminal justice, healthcare, advocacy, crime laboratory, and other professionals.

To Begin the application process, please contact

Southwest Center for Law and Policy at 520-623-8192
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