Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $544,994)
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, Pueblo of Pojoaque will improve the provision and coordination of services for various types of victims (other than intimate partner violence) by completing a community-wide needs and strengths assessment, completing a strategic plan, and beginning implementation of recommendations from the strategic plan and needs assessment to provide trauma-informed client-directed services. Funding will be used to pay salary, benefits, travel, training, and supplies for a 1.0 FTE Victim Services Coordinator and 1.0 FTE victim services administrative assistant and small stipends for advisory board members.