For Immediate Release
Aug 4, 2020
Media Contact: Elizabeth (Liz) Gray
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FVPP Acting Director appointed to Oklahoma Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board
Tania Bardin selected for tribal representation on review board
OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — The Oklahoma Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board has selected Muscogee (Creek) Nation Family Violence Prevention Program Acting Director Tania Bardin to serve as the tribal representative in combating fatalities related to domestic violence in the state.
Oklahoma state legislation passed in 2019 expanded the board to include a Native American domestic violence survivor representative.
“I consider it a privilege and a responsibility to have been appointed to Oklahoma’s Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board,” Bardin said. “It is with humility and hope that my participation will provide a voice for our Tribal communities.”
The purpose of the DVFRB is to prevent future domestic violence fatalities by identifying gaps in services and crafting recommendations to improve the coordinated response of individuals, organizations and agencies within the state.
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is excited about this appointment and the opportunity created to have Native American voices addressing a subject that greatly impacts our tribal communities.