Stories from Saipan
From June 23rd to June 29th, NAPIESV was in Saipan for its very first sessions of the community listening sessions about sexual violence – the prevalence, services provided to victims, and challenges.
With help from the Northern Marianas Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and the Nurturing Transformative & Sustainable Communities (NUTESE), NAPIESV held seven focus group discussions that included the elders, the youth, and service providers. NAPIESV also interviewed the assistant attorney general, federal program director, director of the local sexual assault crisis center and other leaders. Our next community assessment is scheduled for October 26 to 28, 2012 in Des Moines, Iowa.