Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $898,003)
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 Northern Arapaho Tribe requested funding to continue to provide trauma-informed support by improving services for victims of crime, especially child/youth victims and their non-offending family members. With this funding, Northern Arapaho Tribe will: 1) purchase case management software to assist in coordination of service delivery and tracking coordination of care; 2) support IT staff to maintain software; 3) provide emergency assistance which can include: relocation assistance, child care costs, fuel for transportation, bus tickets, taxi fare, or other basic immediate needs and 3) hire two full-time case workers to assist with crime victim compensation assistance and support the emergency response team for the mobile child advocacy center/child health services unit.