Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $621,702)
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 award programs supported by the federal Crime Victims Fund (CVF) to develop innovative training and technical assistance, and to provide direct services to improve the overall quality of victim assistance.
The overall goal of the Fiscal Year 2019 Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Program is to provide support to tribal communities to improve services for victims of crime. Under the solicitation, OVC solicited applications for funding to support a comprehensive range of activities including needs assessment, strategic planning, program development and implementation, program expansion, and other activities needed to address the needs of a wide variety of crime victims in tribal communities.
The Tonkawa Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma will use the funds that it has received from an award made under Purpose Area 1: Establishment of a New Victim Service Program, to provide services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and youth victims of crime. This funding will support hiring one (1) FTE Program Coordinator, one (1) FTE Victim Advocate, as well as the purchase of a passenger van for victim transportation, and a trailer to be used to house the program.