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To Provide much needed Victim Services from acts of crime.

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $500,001)

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.

The La Jolla Band of Lisueno Indians will use the funds from this award, made under Purpose Area 2: Coordination and Expansion of Existing Victim Service Program, to: hire two, 1.0 FTE Victim Advocates to work with child victims and their family members; lease a trailer to house the new child victim program and provide a private space for mental health professionals to counsel crime victims; and retain the services of various consultants to aid the tribe in conducting a needs assessment and strategic plan for meeting the needs of child victims, and aid the tribe in developing trauma-informed programming, policies, and procedures for aiding child victims and their families.


Date Created: September 27, 2019