The National Field-Generated Training, Technical Assistance, and Demonstration Projects Program addresses demonstrated gaps in training or technical assistance or in the knowledge base of victim service practitioners nationwide. The aim of the program is to enhance the provision of services and support to crime victims to further ensure that all victims are afforded the rights to which they are due. All initiatives are national in scope and focus on improving the capacity of victim service providers and allied practitioners in advancing rights and services for crime victims in the areas of child pornography; drunk and impaired driving; mortgage fraud; sexual assault within correctional settings; coordinated state-tribal crime victim services; long-term mental health and other consequences of mass violence; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning (LGBTQ) crime victims access to mainstream victim services; services for young male victims of color; or using technology to improve and enhance victim services.
The State-Tribal Crime Victim Liaison Demonstration Program is an innovative demonstration program for public agencies administering Victims of Crime Act compensation and assistance programs in states with a substantial number of federally recognized tribes. The program will greatly improve communication among tribal, state, federal, and local officials; foster more collaborative partnerships; and enhance victim assistance and outreach services to and among tribal communities from state-administered program and allied agencies and organizations. The project will include a crime victim liaison who will live and work within the state and possess extensive knowledge of and respect for Native values, cultures, and traditions; possess practical victim services experience and an exceptional knowledge of tribal and public crime victim assistance and compensation programs; and have the professional ability to effectively interact with tribal leaders, allied professionals, and community stakeholders.