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Tribal Victim Services

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $500,000)

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.

With an award under Purpose Area 2: Coordination and Expansion of Existing Victim Service Program, the program will establish a comprehensive culturally-sensitive Tribal Victim Services Program (the “TVS Program”), who will work with the tribal members of the Pauma Band of Luiseno Indians, as well as tribal members in the surrounding reservations, to develop and organize tribal capacity to respond to victims/survivors of violence and crime, focusing on the long-term effects of the trauma. Funding will support hiring a total of six (6) half and part time FTE’s that include; one .33 FTE Program Manager, one .50 FTE Victim Services Legal Coordinator, one .50 FTE Victims Services Coordinator, one .25 FTE Victims Advocate, one .50 Victims Youth Advocate, and one .50 Office Clerk.


Date Created: September 27, 2019