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Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Adult Protection Victim Services Program

Award Information

Award #
2019-VO-GX-0013
Location
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2019
Total funding (to date)
$720,000

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $720,000)

OVC’s mission is to enhance the nation’s 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.

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes request funding to expand the Adult Protection Services program to increase safety nets and victim services for elderly, disabled, and vulnerable native and non-native adults; provide healing and recovery in the form of traditional approaches and tangible support; and increase awareness of the program to reduce stigma in asking for help. With this funding the Tribes will support two Victims Advocate positions (one FTE and one .25), including their required travel and training expenses and office supplies; a vehicle to conduct welfare checks and provide transportation for victims; and supplies associated with cultural healing and tangible victim support (e.g., U-haul rental for moves, luggage, wheelchairs, pet therapy-related expenses).

(CA/NCF)

Date Created: September 30, 2019