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Welcome to NICCSA

The National Indian Country Clearinghouse on Sexual Assault strives to be your one-stop, comprehensive source for information on sexual violence in Indian Country.

Browse through the NICCSA site and find important federal legislation, Tribal codes, cutting edge articles by Indian Country experts, and funding opportunities. 


Victim Advocates are at the forefront of advancing safety and justice for American Indian and Alaska Native victims of sexual violence, often standing on the frontlines and fighting many hard-won battles. This section is dedicated to aiding victim advocates in Indian Country by supplying them with the tools and resources they need to perform their jobs more efficiently.


The "What is Sexual Assault" tab contains all of the basic legal concepts related to sexual violence. This section also contains information on the importance of proving all the statutory elements of the crime, the definition of "consent", and a listing of all of the tribal, state, and federal sexual assault statutes.


Sexual Violence can have serious medical and health consequences for the victim and her family. The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) tab explains the key role of the SANE in a coordinated Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), SANE certification, and the SANE Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE).


Not every victim presents with the same needs. This tab addresses some of the unique considerations affecting many American Indian/Alaska Native victims and contains information on topics ranging from the sexual abuse of elders to sexual violence against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Intersex (LGBTQI) victims.


Alaska’s official rate of sexual violence is 2.5 times that of the national average, one of the highest in the United States and in the world. The rate of sexual violence committed against Alaskans under the age of 18 is, shockingly, almost 6 times that of the national average.

NICCSA Helpline

Calling all Indian Country Professionals!

Introducing a new FREE service for help with your most challenging law enforcement, advocacy, healthcare, and legal Issues.

Contact NICCSA

4015 E. Paradise Falls Dr. Suite 131, Tucson, Arizona 85712

Phone: (520) 623-8192
Fax: (520) 623-8246

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*NICCSA is a project of the Southwest Center for Law and Policy (www.swclap.org) This project is supported by Grant No. 2017-SA-AX-K001, awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.