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Education and Resources

"Lady Justice" used with permission from DG Smalling, Choctaw Nation (see reuse policy).

Resource Baskets

Victims / Families

Find resources to help when a loved one goes missing:

  • Searching for a loved one
  • Engaging with law enforcement
  • Obtaining legal and financial assistance
  • Finding emotional and community support

Law Enforcement

Find resources to help law enforcement agencies and officers when a person goes missing:

  • Reporting missing persons
  • Engaging the community and other agencies
  • Finding financial assistance and resources
  • Information and help for law enforcement officers

Service Providers

Find tools and resources to help services providers, advocates and other stakeholders and professionals within the crime victims’ field. 

Tribal Communities

Find MMIP response and prevention resources that can be used and shared at the community level. 

Preventing Violence

Find resources on preventing violence and caring for substance use disorder. Resources cover topics including child abduction, runaway prevention, human trafficking, behavioral health, mental health, suicide prevention and more. This basket has resources for families, individuals, communities and service providers.

Federal Funding & Grants

Federal funding opportunities are available that tribes and other organizations may be able to use to address missing or murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives in their areas.

Find links to funding information from the three departments that make up Operation Lady Justice.

Guide for Families of Missing Persons

When a Loved One Goes Missing: Resources for Families of Missing American Indian and Alaska Native Adults is an OLJ guide that provides information and resources to assist family members with the search for a missing adult loved one.

Date Created: October 21, 2021