Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $613,860)
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.
With this award, Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma will develop a supervised visitation program that will enhance services provided by the existing Indian Child Welfare department. The program will focus on providing a safe space for children that have been removed from their homes to visit with their non-custodial parent or other relatives. With this funding, Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma will pay salary, benefits, travel, training and supplies for a 1.0 FTE Supervised Visitation Observer, a 0.50 FTE Security Guard, and a 0.35 FTE CTAS Coordinator, who will be responsible for grant management and coordination/collaboration with other relevant departments and stakeholders.