Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $685,187)
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.
With an award under Purpose Area 2: Coordination and Expansion of Existing Victim Service Program, the program will enhance their Victims Services Program to include direct services to young adult victims of crime including drug endangered children. Funding will support: 1) purchasing a vehicle to assist with client transportation and needs; and 2) providing direct services to include (but are not limited to) advocacy, housing search, job search, transportation assistance, child care assistance, crime victim compensation application assistance, emergency shelter, housing assistance, victim impact statement, safety planning, clothing, personnel hygiene products, and outside referrals.
- This project will launch a pilot Youth Advocate Leadership Program where college students will participate in a paid victim advocacy fellowship program serving traditionally marginalized communities.
- OVC FY 2022 Field-Generated Solicitation: Increasing Options and Expanding Access for Victims ofCrime
- Expanding Access to Forensic Nursing and Advocacy Support in Texas