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Valdez Native Tribe Victim of Crime Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $720,000)

OVC’s mission is to enhance the nation’s 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.

Under Purpose Area 1: Establishment of a New Victim Service Program, the Valdez Native Tribe (VNT) will develop the VNT’s Tribal Victims of Crime Support and Service Center in Valdez, Alaska. The applicant plans to hire a full time Victim Services Program Director and a Victim Services Advocate and establish an advisory group. They will conduct a local needs assessment and establish policies and procedures to develop a comprehensive victim services program available to all AI/AL members in their community. This program will include a men’s emergency shelter which is a current need in this community.


Date Created: September 30, 2019