Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $350,000)
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, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians will enhance programming focused on victims by expanding their direct victim services, enhancing community outreach and education and assessing the overall functioning of related programs and making improvements to ensure the needs of crime victims are met by implementing a continuous quality improvement (CQI) plan. This award will support the following positions: a LGBTQ advocate, a victim specialist and a legal advocate to work with current programs serving the victims of crime on the reservation and provide leadership in changing policies and practices to promote justice and healing for all victims of crime.(CA/NCF)