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It Takes a Tribe: Building Trust and Partnership to Address Domestic Violence in Sacramento's Native American Community

Date published: October, 2017 (4 pages)

“When there has been too much negative interaction with law enforcement, they just don’t want another male persecuted by police,” said Beth Hassett, executive director of Women Escaping a Violent Environment (WEAVE), a Sacramento County group that offers crisis intervention services for domestic abuse and sexual assault survivors. “They think it’s better to suck it up and live with it than to further traumatize the community.”

WEAVE has been working to build trust in the tribal community by partnering with the Sacramento Native American Health Center.