Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $478,213)
OVCs mission is to enhance the nations capacity to assist crime victims and provide leadership in changing policies and practices to promote justice and healing for all victims of crime. OVC achieves this mission, in part, by administering competitive award programs supported by the federal Crime Victims Fund to develop innovative training, technical assistance, and direct service projects designed to improve the overall quality of services delivered to crime victims.
The overall goal of Tribal Victim Service program is to provide support to Indian tribes to improve services for victims of crime. Under this program, funding supports a range of activities including needs assessment, strategic planning, program development and implementation, program expansion, and other activities to address the victim service needs of tribes.
Funding will be used to: 1) hire a full time victim advocate and (1) part-time victim advocate to assist the three tribal communities in which the Consortium serves; 2) fill gaps in the existing community response to crime victims through the development and implementation of written trauma-informed policies and procedures; 3) enhancement of tribal codes related to serving victims of crime; and 4) increase access to victim services to victims of crime and their families. (CA/NCF)