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The Wiyot Tribe -OVC Formula Set-Aside Program for Tribal Victims

Award Information

Awardee
Award #
2020-VO-GX-0051
Location
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2020
Total funding (to date)
$505,795

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $505,795)

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, Wiyot Tribe requested funding to create a new program to combat and reduce violent crimes and other criminal activity on the Reservation. With this funding, Wiyot Tribe will: 1) hire an advocate to support victims of crime; 2) develop outreach materials to share resources in the community; 3) hire a domestic violence advocate to assist victims; 4) contract with Social Services to provide counseling and support services; 5) support Attorneys to assist the Tribe in establishing Criminal OVC & DV codes and reviewing and revising existing laws, ordinances and codes for the Tribe; 6) provide emergency assistance; and 7) contract with the Humboldt County shelter to provide transitional housing to victims of crime. CA/NCF

Date Created: October 22, 2020