Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence/Sexual assault, teen dating violence, stalking and human trafficking:


Domestic violence/sexual assault, teen dating violence, stalking, and human trafficking is rapidly growing in rural areas. With the increase of these crimes, it is the mission of our program to bring awareness to this problem and to help women and children break away from violent situations. By being educated about these crimes, we as a community and a Tribe can make a difference for our native people in hopes that the next generation will be able to revert to the traditional lifestyle where native women were considered the sacred ones.

Domestic violence is any act of physical, psychological, or sexual harm or the threat of imminent danger toward a person from a family member or an intimate partner.

Sexual assault is any sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the victim.

Teen dating violence is a pattern of controlling behavior exhibited towards one teenager by another in a dating relationship.

Stalking is defined as a pattern of behavior directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear.

Human trafficking is defined the unlawful act of transporting or coercing people in order to benefit from their work or service, typically in the form of forced labor or sexual exploitation.


One out of every four women in this country will suffer some kind of violence at the hands of her boyfriend, husband, or significant other. Few will tell anyone about their experience. Domestic violence comes from all walks of life, cultures, income groups, ages, and religions. Domestic violence produces feelings of helplessness, isolation, guilt, fear, and shame. If you are abused, you're not alone; it's not your fault, and you are not the property of another person. Help is available.

Offered Services

  • Advocacy
  • Assistance obtaining protective orders.
  • Clothing
  • Counseling
  • Food
  • Transitional housing
  • Transportation expenses

Financial assistance is based upon funds available. Clients must meet program guidelines for approval. Must reside in Ottawa County. 

Contact Information

For more information, call the Quapaw Tribe Family Services Department (918) 238-3152; Domestic Violence Program: Stacy Holcomb, Supervisor/lead advocate, Clarissa Allen, DV/SA advocate, or Marisella Long, DV/SA advocate.

For after-hours assistance, please contact the Quapaw Tribal Marshal office at (918) 673-1709 or the Sheriff's Department by calling (918) 542-2807.

For additional help, please contact the Women's Transition Center by calling (800) 400-0883 or (918) 542-1001 or contact Community Crisis Inc. by calling (800) 400-0883 or (918) 542-2275.

Victims of Crime Services (VSSA):

These services are offered to help any adult or child who has been a victim of crime.  These services can provide help in allowing for stabilization, for abuse or neglect, sexual assault, domestic violence, hate crimes, bullying, gang violence, human trafficking, stalking/harassment, teen dating victimization, and other crimes. This program is funded through a grant and will help supplement some of the other programs in Family Services. Every child under Indian Child Welfare is a victim of crime, and every child or adult in a domestic violence situation falls under the category of a Victim of crime. We offer services to help with legal fees (guardianship/custody/GAL) due to being a victim of crime, stabilization, and to help families relocate, foster parents that have children placed in their homes, and to help families with what is allowable under the grant funding.  This funding can also be used to provide services such as parenting classes, therapy costs and other resources that could benefit families that have been victims of crime. 

Family Service is currently working towards creating visitation services and implementing a child advocacy center.

Financial assistance is based upon funds available. Clients must meet program guidelines for approval. Must reside in Ottawa County.  

If you have any questions or know of someone that might need help please contact Leslie Rennie, advocate at 918.235.3152.