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Menominee TVSSA Enhancement Program

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $694,698)

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, Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin requested funding to continue to build a comprehensive Victim Assistance Program that addresses the safety of victims, raises community awareness about current crime trends and services, and promotes healing for victims. With this funding, Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin will: 1) support staff that will continue to assist with restraining orders and referrals to connect victims, enhance advocacy skills to serve victims and maintain a coordinated referral process for victims of crime; 2) provide onsite training to staff to enhance victim services skills and knowledge; and 3) provide direct financial assistance including emergency clothing, emergency food/snacks, transportation assistance, childcare assistance, housing assistance (rent, utilities, deposits), or court related filing fees and service of process fees.


Date Created: October 22, 2020