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Attorney General Barr Announces Funding to Improve Public Safety and Serve Crime Victims in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

The Department of Justice has a long-standing commitment to improve public safety in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. During a visit to the Cherokee Nation on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, Attorney General Barr announced over $295 million in funding, of which approximately $118 million will be awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime.

“I am grateful to this Administration and the Department of Justice for their commitment to supporting crime victims in tribal communities,” remarked Director Jessica E. Hart. “This Office for Victims of Crime funding will help tribes develop, expand and enhance services to victims of crime.”

View the Department of Justice press release to learn more.

Date Created: October 5, 2020