Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $2,943,231)
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, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma aims to serve 55 more victims per year than they currently do, increase crime victimization outreach and awareness efforts, and pay for salary, benefits, travel, training and supplies for the following staff: a 1.0 FTE Project Director, a 1.0 FTE Lead Victim Advocate, two 1.0 FTE Victim Advocates, and a 1.0 FTE Licensed Professional Counselor.