Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $380,790)
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, the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation will use funding to promote the unification, stability and security of its Yakama children and families. The overall goal is to protect children through early intervention and provision of preventative or protective services to families of child welfare cases and find ways to keep families together. The program also seeks to improve parent and child knowledge, practice and/or revival of traditional services from community elders and other sources. (CA/NCF)