Victims (INTERVENTION) CAWS North Dakota connects victims to local crisis intervention centers – people who can help.
Businesses and communities may request training by visiting our Request Training page or by contacting the Training Coordinator, Dana Mees.
CAWS North Dakota engages in this work on behalf of its 20 member domestic and sexual violence programs and on behalf of victims and survivors in our state.
During CAWS North Dakota’s 35 year history, all North Dakota laws and public policies benefiting victims of domestic violence and sexual assault were developed and implemented through the advocacy and leadership of CAWS North Dakota and its member programs in communities throughout the state.
To see the full evolution of Domestic Violence statutes in North Dakota, click here.
We believe that educating our community partners on issues around domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking is critical to keeping victims safe and holding offenders accountable for their actions.
CAWS North Dakota is committed to providing quality training and education to our 20 domestic violence/sexual assault crisis programs, law enforcement, prosecution, social services providers, healthcare providers, clergy and all community members working to end domestic and sexual violence in North Dakota.
We raise public awareness about the root causes of violence.
We promote the recognition of domestic and sexual violence as well as provide the tools for communities to prevent and respond to violence.
Currently, North Dakota has no specific defined crime of domestic violence, crimes of assault against a household and/or family member are treated as crimes of domestic violence.
In addition to our state-level efforts, CAWS North Dakota also advocates for federal funding and legislation to address the needs of victims.
CAWS North Dakota offers training for members programs on the needs of victims and under served populations, providing support within the court system, and on understanding the evolving political and social issues that impact our ability to provide services.