Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $706,710)
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 expand trauma-informed Tribal Victim Assistance Services programming through incorporation of case management services for child/youth victims of crime and who are victimized as a result of opioid/substance use crisis. Funding will support: 1) hiring two full-time case managers to provide for trauma-informed victim assistance children/youth; 2) hiring a full-time case manager coordinator to coordinate cross-sector services, data collection; 3) purchasing laptops, cell phones and software for all new staff on this project; and 4) supporting mileage and travel to support centers, court, meetings and home/school service delivery by case managers.