Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $719,913)
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 the 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, Kaw Nation will strengthen their Kaw Nation Domestic Violence Program increasing awareness and improve the tribes ability to offer direct victim assistance, hiring a .60 FTE Program Director, 1 FTE Advocate to provide basic services offered to survivors to assist them in meeting their personal goals for self-sufficiency, travel and training, office supplies, laptop and computer. Additionally, Kaw Nation will develop a comprehensive program for victims of crime, and identify and address any barriers victims face in receiving services.