Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians

Department of Public Safety

The US declared May 5th, as a national day of awareness in order to raise concern for the crisis, and refocus attention on issues affecting Indigenous women. It hopes to improve relations between the federal and tribal governments.


Mission Statement:

To bring awareness in hopes of reducing and ending the violence against Indigenous Women, girls, and two spirited. Indigenous Women are abducted and murdered at rates beyond any other group of people. A large amount of those crimes against indigenous women are unsolved. 5,712 is the number of known incidents of Missing and Murdered Native Women in 2016. Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) is a recent movement to bring recognition to the disappearance and murders of Native women and girls; many in the movement also include two spirit and trans persons under the term. While the movement is new, the issue of MMIW is not.


Our Vision:

To help Spread awareness of the epidemic involving Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) and also assisting victims, families and tribal community members through our Victims Assistant Center.

The Soboba Department of Public Safety is working closely with Soboba Family Services regarding emergency assistance.


Soboba Department of Public Safety Liaison
Isrreal Zagarnaga, Victims Service Coordinator
(951)654-5544 ext. 4437

Soboba Department of Public Safety
Vanessa Peralta, Lead Officer
(951)654-5544 ext. 4450


Photos taken on May 5, 2021 at MMIW events held at
Balboa Park, Soboba Sports Complex and also a few of DPS employees