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Establishment of a VOC Program in Galena, AK

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, $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, Galena Village requested funding to establish a comprehensive, long term and sustainable program for victims of crime. With this funding, Galena Village will: 1) hire a victim advocate to establish the program and provide training for staff; 2) maintain a dedicated facility for safe housing for victims; and 3) provide advocacy and case management for victims.


Date Created: October 22, 2020