Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $417,336)
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, Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe requested funding to enhance and sustain current victim services programs. With this funding, Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe will: 1) Provide victim support services through the Child Advocacy Center that meet nationally accredited standards and utilize evidenced-based best practices to provide culturally relevant expanded counseling services, advocacy services, and community outreach; and 2) Provide services to Tribal Citizens and Descendants through the Client Navigator Program that are victim centered, trauma informed, culturally competent, and barrier free and will increase self-sufficiency, independence and resiliency, including home and food security, as well as ability to identify and meet basic needs.