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Family Violence Prevention Program

FVPP provides a variety of advocacy and supportive services to victims of crime on the Muscogee (Creek) Nation reservation.

An Advocate is available 24-hours a day 7 days a week to speak with you and provide support.
These services and support will be provided to you confidentially without judgment.
Please contact us at (918) 732-7979.

If you are in immediate danger, contact Lighthorse Police at (918)732-7800 or dial 911.

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Providing confidential services to Native and non-Native victims/survivors of a variety of violent crimes to promote safety, healing, and justice.

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Services

  • Assistance in Locating Emergency Shelter
  • Assistance with Filing Protective Orders
  • Access to medical services due to strangulation
  • Accompaniment to Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Nurse Exam
  • Assistance with crime victim’s compensation claims. https://www.okvictimscomp.com/
  • Court Advocacy- Tribal, Federal, and State Courts
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Child Sexual Assault Advocacy & Family Support
  • Counseling/Referrals
  • Legal Advocacy*
  • Safety Planning
  • Emergency Transportation*
  • Limited Financial Assistance*
  • Referrals for additional services depending on an individual’s needs

*Assistance provided is based on individual needs and must be directly related to the victimization.

Crime Victims on the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Reservation

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation (MCN) is committed to working with State and Federal partners to ensure public safety on the Reservation. The change in jurisdictional authority and dismissal of cases by State Courts, to be filed in either Tribal and/or Federal Court, is likely to leave victims/survivors/ families with many questions. These changes require increased communication amongst Tribal, State, and Federal partners and ultimately require increased communication to victims and their families, which the MCN is committed to providing.

Providing confidential services to Native and non-Native victims/survivors of a variety of violent crimes to promote safety, healing, and justice.

For questions regarding cases, updates, supportive services, or other information, please refer all crime victims to 918-732-7979

  • Assistance with Victim’s Compensation
  • Assistance in filing protective orders
  • Court Advocacy in Tribal, State, Federal Courts
  • Accompaniment to and preparation for court proceedings
  • Safety Planning
  • Supportive services
  • Access to civil legal assistance
  • Serve as Liaison with courts and prosecutors to keep updated on case status
  • Provide access to safe housing
  • Referrals for counseling and other supportive services
  • Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Exams
  • Information and referral to meet survivor needs

Additional Contacts: 
MCN Lighthorse Tribal Police Department – 918-732-7800
MCN District Court – 918-758-1400
MCN Office of Attorney General – 918-295-9720

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS

A pattern of behavior that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. Abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of actions that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure or wound someone.

Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender. It can happen to couples who are married, living together or who are dating. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.

Some signs of an abusive relationship include:

  • Exerting strict control (financial, social and/or appearance).
  • Needing constant contact including excessive texts and calls.
  • Emotional abuse including insulting a partner in front of other people.
  • Extreme jealousy.
  • Showing fear around a partner.
  • Isolation from family and friends.
  • Frequent canceling of plans at the last minute.
  • Unexplained injuries or explanations that don’t quite add up.

Protective Orders

To access Muscogee (Creek) Nation Tribal Court Protective Order Petition, which covers all or part of the 11 counties within the Muscogee (Creek) Nation reservation, please click the link below. The petition must be turned into the Court in person. If you need further assistance please contact FVPP at 918-732-7979 or you can contact the court directly at 918-758-1400.

https://creekdistrictcourt.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Blank-EPO.pdf

Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault is NOT YOUR FAULT!

Anyone can be a victim of sexual assault, regardless of your education, socioeconomic background, race, sexual orientation, or religion. Sexual violence occurs anytime a person is forced, coerced, and/or manipulated into unwanted sexual activity. Sexual assault or rape can be committed by anyone, including a spouse, boyfriend/girlfriend, family member, friend, acquaintance, or even a stranger. Sexual assault is defined as any sexual activity involving a person who does not or cannot (due to alcohol, drugs, or some sort of incapacitation) consent.

What is Sexual Assault?

Sexual assault is a crime motivated by a need to control, humiliate and harm. Perpetrators use sexual assault as a weapon to hurt and dominate others. Sexual assault is forced or coerced sexual contact without consent. Consent is the presence of a clear yes, not the absence of a no. It can take the form of:

  • Rape
  • Incest
  • Child Sexual Abuse/Molestation
  • Oral sex
  • Harassment
  • Exposing/flashing
  • Forcing a person to pose for sexual pictures
  • Fondling or unwanted sexual touching above and under clothing
  • Force which may include but is not limited to:
    • Use or display of a weapon
    • Physical battering
    • Immobilization of the victim

The MCN-DOH SANE Program provides SANE/DVNE exams at both the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Medical Center in Okmulgee and the Creek Nation Community Hospital in Okemah. Please call 918-732-7979 to schedule an exam.

SANE Program

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation (MCN) Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program provides comprehensive, forensic medical treatment and care to victims of sexual violence.  The SANE Program strives to help victims of sexual assault begin the healing process. The SANE Program provides care to all, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or religion.

 

Program Highlights:

  • A sexual assault nurse examiner can evaluate a pediatric, adolescent, or adult victim whose assault has occurred within the previous 120 hours (5 days). *Non-acute exams performed at the discretion of the SANE nurse*
  • Exams are provided at the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Medical Center in Okmulgee & the Creek Nation Community Hospital in Okemah
  • Program provides for collaborative response by certified SANE Nurse and Victim Advocate
  • Adult victims are not required to report to law enforcement to receive exam

 

Services provided:

    • Sexual Assault Exam
    • Obtain consent
    • Personal history
    • History/medical of assault
    • Head-to-toe physical assessment
    • Prophylactic STD treatment (dependent on history of assault, age, and Tanner stage)
    • Medication for pregnancy prevention (dependent on history of assault, age, and Tanner stage)
    • Photography with documentation of abnormal findings
    • DNA evidence collection if indicated

 

  • Intimate Partner/Domestic Violence Exam
    • Obtain consent
    • Personal/medical history
    • History of assault
    • Head-to-toe physical assessment
    • Photography with documentation of abnormal findings
    • DNA evidence collection if indicated

 

  • Strangulation Assessment
    • Obtain consent
    • Personal/medical history
    • History of assault
    • Head-to-toe physical assessment
    • Strangulation specific assessment
    • Photography with documentation of abnormal findings
    • CTA

 

To Request/Coordinate an Exam:

  • Contact the Family Violence Prevention Program at 918-732-7979. An advocate will obtain basic information and dispatch SANE Nurse. (Preferred)
  • Present to Muscogee Creek Nation Medical Center or Creek Nation Community Hospital Emergency Department. ED staff will contact the FVPP program.
  • Expected response time for Nurse/Advocate is one hour.

 

*Victims needing immediate medical treatment must be medically cleared through the emergency department prior to receiving SANE exam.*

 

For More Information Contact:
Vanessa Phillips, LPN

SANE Program Manager
918-756-4233 ext. 4294
vanessa.phillips@creekhealth.org

SITE COUNTY CITY CONTACT #
Muscogee (Creek) Nation Medical Center Okmulgee Okmulgee  (918) 758-5114
Muscogee (Creek) Nation Community Hospital Okfuskee Okemah  (918) 758-5114
Ada Care Cottage Pontotoc Ada (580) 332-6677
Jackson County Memorial Hospital Jackson Altus (580) 379-5000
C-Sara Carter Ardmore (580) 226-7283
Ray of Hope Washington Bartlesville (918) 337-6177
Jane Phillips Medical Center Washington Bartlesville (918) 333-7200
Carnegie Tri-County Municipal Hospital Caddo Carnegie (580) 654-1050
Grady County Memorial Hospital Grady Chickasha (405) 224-2300
Duncan Regional Hospital Stephens Duncan (580) 252-5300
Great Plains Regional Medical Center Beckham Elk City (580) 225-2511
St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center Garfield Enid (580) 249-5870
Memorial County of Texas County Texas Guymon (580) 338-6515
Choctaw Memorial Hospital Choctaw Hugo (580) 317-9500
McCurtain Memorial Hospital McCurtain Idabel (580) 286-7623
Comanche County Memorial Hospital Comanche Lawton (580) 585-5523
PC Care Pittsburgh McAlester (918) 420-2273
Kids Space Muskogee Muskogee (918) 682-3841
Women’s Resource Center Cleveland Norman (405) 364-9424
YWCA Oklahoma Oklahoma City (405) 948-1770
The C.A.R.E. Center Oklahoma Oklahoma City (405) 236-2100
Pauls Valley General Hospital Garvin Pauls Valley (405) 238-5501
The Dearing House Kay Ponca City (580) 762-5266
Leflore County Child Advocacy Network Leflore Poteau (918) 647-3814
Sequoyah Memorial Hospital Sequoyah Sallisaw (918) 774-1100
Sayre Memorial Hospital Beckham Sayre (580) 928-5541
Unzner Child Advocacy Center Pottowatomie Shawnee (405) 878-9597
Stillwater Medical Center Payne Stillwater (405) 372-1480
Adair Co. Care Center-Memorial Hospital Adair Stillwell (918) 696-3101
Tahlequah City Hospital Cherokee Tahlequah (918) 456-0641
Choctaw Nation Hospital Leflore Talihina (918) 567-7000
Hillcrest Medical Center Tulsa Tulsa (918) 744-7273
Wagoner Community Hospital Wagoner Wagoner (918) 485-5514
Chickasaw Nation Medical Center Pontotoc Ada (580) 436-3980

Staff

 

 

Name Title Email
Shawn Partridge Program Director spartridge@muscogeenation.com
Tania Bardin Project Coordinator tbardin@muscogeenation.com
Tania Bear Office Manager tbear@muscogeenation.com
Shannon Buchanan Project Manager sbuchanan@muscogeenation.com
Annie Merritt Safe Housing Manager amerritt@muscogeenation.com

Please call 918-732-7979 to access services at our additional satellite offices located in Eufaula, Jenks and Wetumka.

P.O. Box 580
Okmulgee, OK 74447
T: (918) 732-7979
F: (918) 732-7967

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00AM-5:00PM

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