On March 27, the Shawnee Tribe & Native Alliance Against Violence co-sponsored a Domestic Violence Training event titled Dominant Aggressor Determinations. The training event was held in the Shawnee Tribe’s Community Building and had over 30 attendees, mainly law enforcement officers and DV victim advocates.

“The event was successful, and we received a lot of positive feedback,” said Tauna Warner, Shawnee Tribe’s Domestic Violence Program Manager.

Presentations from Dakota Wilson (Certified Domestic & Sexual Violence Professional) and Chris McKosato (Victim Services Unit, Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma) delved into current Oklahoma legislation updates, trauma-informed interviewing, officer safety and statistics, intimate partner violence, local DV resources, and more. Scenario exercises helped explore specific law statutes pertaining to stalking and strangulation. Trainees in attendance earned eight continuing education credit hours through the Council on Law Enforcement Education & Training (CLEET), including two hours of mental health training.