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, Chugachmiut will expand on Phase One of Aprun Asiwigmen program A Pathway Toward Healing- Phase Two by concentrating in three areas: transportation of victims of crime and facilitation into appropriate needed services; address the needs of elders and vulnerable adults by creating an Elder and Vulnerable Adult Coordinator position; and, the creation of a Victims of Crime team to more fully address the needs of victims of crime in the region and establishing a 24/7 Victims of Crime Hotline to help with adult victims of crime. The hotline will be manned by staff from currently funded programs, proposed Coordinator from this proposal and State-trained Chugachmiut staff members. (CA/NCF)