Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $395,025)
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 Yurok Tribe requested funding to address the critical child abuse and neglect issue by developing a trauma-informed Child Protection Team to improve crisis response and intervention. To achieve this goal, the Yurok Tribe will: hire a full-time Child Specialist Social Worker, develop a forensic interview room, and formalize a multidisciplinary team to develop a coordinated response for child abuse on the Yurok Reservation. CA/NCF