AG Kaul Recognizes Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Awareness Day
MADISON, Wis. – Attorney General Josh Kaul is calling attention to the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Wisconsin on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Awareness Day. The day is a reminder to help combat the abduction, homicide, violence and trafficking of Indigenous women.
“The importance of today can’t be overstated,” said Attorney General Josh Kaul. “We must remember those indigenous people lost to murder as well as those who remain missing, praying for peace for them and their families. We center our work on this important topic around them.”
In July of 2020, Attorney General Kaul announced the launching of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force, a partnership with Wisconsin Department of Justice and Indigenous communities to address and hopefully prevent future cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Wisconsin. More information about the task force and resources for communities can be found here: https://www.doj.state.wi.us/missing-and-murdered-indigenous-women-task-force
View a downloadable video message from Attorney General Josh Kaul: https://widoj.sharefile.com/d-s0e5a2169b4534b9295413719ae470df8
DOJ Crime Victim Resources:
Toll-Free Phone Line
Victims of crimes may get answers to questions at 1-800-446-6564 weekdays 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Safe at Home
An address confidentiality program for victims of acts or threats of abuse or for those who fear for their safety. For more information, visit www.SafeAtHomeWI.gov.
Victim Resource Center
Information and referrals for crime victims; materials and training on victim rights; additional victim assistance and advocacy: https://www.doj.state.wi.us/ocvs/victim-rights/victim-witness-rights
Crime Victim Compensation
Helps pay for unreimbursed eligible expenses: https://www.doj.state.wi.us/ocvs/compensation/crime-victim-compensation-program-compensation-your-financial-losses
For more information, please contact DOJ Office of Crime Victim Services at 1-800-446-6564 or https://www.doj.state.wi.us/ocvs.
Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline for help or to report a tip 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at1 (888) 373-7888. https://www.doj.state.wi.us/ocvs/human-trafficking