The tab contains information unique to American Indian/Alaska Native teen victims in Indian country. Teens are often sexually assaulted by perpetrators they know. American Indian/Alaska Native teens may be especially vulnerable to sexual violence committed by multiple perpetrators. Mandatory reporting of sexual violence against minors and the ability of a minor to give legal consent are addressed in this section.
The tab discusses the phenomenon of human trafficking in Indian Country. Here, you will learn about laws relevant to human trafficking victims, how American Indian/Alaskan Native women are much more susceptible to human trafficking than the general population, ways to identify whether a victim is also a victim of human trafficking, and advice about how to best serve human trafficking victims.
Finally, under the tab, you will learn about the role that drugs and alcohol play in sexual assault. Perpetrators may ply victims with alcohol to ease commission of the crime or may slip the victim a substance that renders them unconscious. Victims of sexual violence may also self-medicate with alcohol or substances.