Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men

By: Andre B. Rosay. Published by: National Institute of Justice. Published on May 1, 2016.

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In this research study, Andre B. Rosay investigates the prevalence of physical, sexual, and verbal abuse present in intimate relationships between American Indian and Alaska Native men and women.

Using data from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, Rosay specifically analyzes levels of stalking, psychological aggression, sexual abuse, and physical violence, as well as interracial and intra-racial victimizations amongst survey respondents. The study shows that 84.3% of American Indian and Alaska Native women, and 81.6% of men have experienced violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime.

The study also touches upon the impact of violence in victims’ lives, showing a dire need for civil legal aid to help victims return to a life of normalcy. Nearly 40% of female respondents reported unmet medical needs after abuse. This article shines a spotlight onto another area of the population in need of medical-legal partnerships.



Categories: Delivery systems (e.g., MLPs), Domestic Violence, Family, Family, Health, Health, Legal Aid Attorneys, Legal Aid Practitioners, National, Native Americans, Policymakers and Funders, Researchers and Academics, Victims of Crime

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