Josh Kaul
Press Release

AG Kaul Recognizes Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Awareness Day

May 5, 2021

By - May 5th, 2021 10:01 am

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.

“Today is a solemn day to remember those whose lives have been lost or who are missing due to abduction, homicide, or trafficking,” said AG Kaul. “But this is also a day when we can resolve to take action to help prevent future cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women.”

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. The task force selected its Indigenous co-chairs, Skye Alloway, Forest County Potawatomi, and Justine Rufus, Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault, at the group’s first meeting in December. Task force meetings occur quarterly, and subcommittee meetings will begin in the near future.

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

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.

Press release: https://www.doj.state.wi.us/news-releases/ag-kaul-recognizes-missing-and-murdered-indigenous-women-awareness-day-0

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