Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $370,922)
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.
Shinnecock Indian Nation requested funding to increase counseling services to victims in the community. With this funding, Shinnecock Indian Nation will: 1) hire a full-time Counselor to offer holistic guidance to victims of violence using a wellness model; hire a full-time Case Manager to provide care by assessing treatment needs, developing, monitoring, and evaluating treatment plans and progress, and facilitating interdisciplinary approaches; and 2) purchase office equipment and supplies to assist staff and victims.