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FY2020 Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Program: Men's Advocacy Center and Safe House

Award Information

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Funding Category
Competitive Discretionary
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $694,672)

DOJ and OVC have long recognized the critical need to support American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) victims of crime. Over time, OVC has conducted a number of tribal consultations and listening sessions to gather input from our AI/AN partners regarding the Crime Victims Fund tribal victim services set-aside. Based on the information gathered, OVC will allocate the FY 2020 funding by an interim discretionary administrative formula. The formula being used was created with significant input from tribal leaders and from the information gathered from the consultations and listening sessions. Under this award, Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa requested funding to establish a men’s advocacy center and safe house on the reservation. With this funding, Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa will: 1) hire a full-time Project Director to assist with the management of the center and development of center policies & procedures; 2) hire two full-time victim advocates to provide crisis intervention; 3) purchase a vehicle to assist with victim transportation; 4) consult with Ojibwe Elders & Healers to provide cultural healing and share traditional teachings; and 5) support associated rent costs.

Date Created: October 22, 2020