Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $397,571)
Children's Justice Act (CJA) Partnerships for Indian Communities Grant Program (Victims of Crime Act of 1984, Section 1402(g), 34 U.S.C. 20101(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.
With this award, the San Carlos Apache Tribe will enhance tribal department capacity to respond to cases involving child sexual abuse, physical abuse, and neglect by improving reporting mechanisms, providing training focused on the investigation and prosecution of cases of this nature, and further development of the sexual assault response protocol with respect to child victims. CA/NCF