Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $720,000)
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, Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation will enhance the delivery of comprehensive services to victims of crime by adding a Project Coordinator and a Victim Advocate to provide comprehensive victims services to those victims who cannot receive services under other funded programs. This award will also support Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) counseling services, transportation for clients and emergency items. Victims may include men who have been victims of DV, sexual assault, stalking or dating violence; adult victims of burglary, battery, assault or other serious crimes; and children of all crimes.(CA/NCF)