Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $450,000)
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 Coeur D' Alene will with this funding, the Tribe will continue to offer and expand crisis intervention and response services for children and families impacted by child abuse and neglect through continuous funding for the ICW Program and the Tribal Youth Shelter, under the Social Services Department.
The goals of this proposal are to: improve on the strategic orientation of the Indian Child Welfare Program and develop long-term impact strategies that will lessen the effects of trauma and reduce recidivism among child abuse victims; and increase and integrate current operational capabilities, partnerships and sustainability to improve the effectiveness of services for child abuse victims and families.