Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $785,000)
The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is committed to enhancing the Nation's capacity to assist crime victims and provide leadership in changing policies and practices to promote justice and healing for all victims of crime. The project funded under this program will build on the lessons learned from the FY 2016 FJC Polyvictimization Demonstration Initiative to implement the validated assessment tool; increase partnerships with traditional and non-traditional FJC services to serve identified polyvictims more holistically; expand case management services to include a thorough understanding of the specific needs of the survivors; and build capacity to leverage existing and new resources for crime victims.
Tulsa FSC will evolve from a triage-based collaborative to a trauma-informed advocacy-based system. They will implement new traditional and non-traditional partnerships and services identified as priorities based on the assessment data aggregated from implementation of the assessment tool over the last three years through the polyvictimization demonstration initiative, as well as survivor focus group comments, and staff/partner agency recommendations. These will include civil legal assistance and mental and behavioral health professionals from appropriate providers. Elder Care resources will be enhanced. Case management will be provided to high risk polyvictims identified through the assessment tool. Identification of strengths, hope-based goal setting and pathways to achieving goals will be offered as part of the holistic case management program to increase healing.