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OVC FY-2014 Vision Tribal Community Wellness Centers serving Crime victims' needs.

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $456,616)

The purpose of the Vision 21: Tribal Community Wellness Centers Program is to further the goals of OVC's Vision 21 Initiative by fostering innovation that will support efforts of a tribal community to expand current crime victim assistance programs or models to address the complex, longer-term challenges many victims face. The program offers tribes an opportunity to address underlying factors such as poverty, historical trauma, substance abuse, health disparities, and lack of economic and educational opportunities that may contribute to the cycle of violence in a community and prevent the provision of trauma-informed, culturally appropriate services to victims and their families. The Vision 21: Tribal Community Wellness Centers Program also recognizes the importance of building on the inherent strengths and resilience of tribal culture and traditions to develop longer-term holistic strategies to address crime in Indian Country, and offers tribes latitude to develop a community wellness, victim-centered strategy that includes a Community Wellness Center as a central organizing force within the tribal jurisdiction. The projects developed with funding from this program will offer, coordinate, or foster access to a continuum of resources and services that promote victim and community wellness, including a full range of intervention, treatment, health and wellness, prevention, educational and economic development, and cultural resources for the community.

Date Created: September 18, 2014