Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $438,607)
Children's Justice Act (CJA) Partnerships for Indian Communities Grant Program (Victims of Crime Act of 1984, Section 1402(g), 42 U.S.C. 10601(g) supports American Indian and Alaskan Native communities for the purpose of improving the investigation, prosecution, and handling of child abuse cases, especially cases of child sexual abuse, in a manner that increases support for and lessens trauma to child abuse victims. The funding further supports programs to provide comprehensive and coordinated multidisciplinary responses to child abuse victims and provide trauma-informed, culturally competent, holistic services to child abuse victims and their families.
The Tulalip Tribes of Washington requested funding to enhance and sustain the existing Child Advocacy Center; Tulalip community through the MDT; and cross-train, track, and monitor cases through the MDT and centralized services. Tulalip plans to: 1) expand access to child forensic interviews; 2) grow the communitys multidisciplinary team so that it responds in a victim-centered way; and 3) carry out a community needs assessment to develop a strategic plan.
No law enforcement prosecution or investigation may occur under this award. CA/NCF