Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $450,000)
Children's Justice Act (CJA) Partnerships for Indian Communities Grant Program (Victims of Crime Act of 1984, Section 1402(g), 34 U.S.C. 20101(g) supports American Indian and Alaskan Native communities for the purpose of improving the investigation, prosecution, and handling of child abuse cases, especially cases of child sexual abuse, in a manner that increases support for and lessens trauma to child abuse victims. The funding further supports programs to provide comprehensive and coordinated multidisciplinary responses to child abuse victims and provide trauma-informed, culturally competent, holistic services to child abuse victims and their families. Funding will not be used for investigation or prosecution services.
Round Valley Indian Tribe requested funding to enhance an existing program and develop a more of a social services department with wraparound services for children and families. With this funding, Round Valley Indian Tribe will: 1) create a policy and procedure for the ICW program that will guide and direct the program; 2) increase the infrastructure and capacity of program to better serve tribal children; 3) provide for immediate need of at risk tribal children in placement, family maintenance and crisis; and 4) provide training to staff. Funding will support salary and fringe for one .75 FTW Cultural Coach and one 1 FTE WRAP Facilitator/Social Worker, staff travel and training, the purchase of a vehicle to transport victims, office supplies and equipment, programmatic supplies, and contractual services for a Family Law Attorney to assist with Code Development and provide legal services for victims in Family Law cases.