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Pokagon Band Domestic Violence Program

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, $694,698)

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, the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians requested funding to support its existing domestic violence program, design and implement culturally appropriate victim services and outreach activities, and develop community input on the types of victim services provided. With this funding, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians will: 1) hire a full-time domestic violence case manager to assist victims and enhance coordination of services; 2) contract with a cultural expert to provide counseling and recommend cultural activities; 3) provide emergency housing assistance; 4) review services and to enhance the impact of victim services within the community; and 5) provide supportive and cultural events for the victims in the community. CA/NCF

Date Created: October 22, 2020