Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $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, Pueblo of Zia will expand victim services by paying for salary, benefits, travel, training and supplies for a domestic violence victim advocate; a mobile home to house the victim service program, and a program vehicle.
- Enhancing services to male-identified victims and survivors of sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation.
- Protect Our Pets (Mini Category)will create and expand options for domestic violence victims with pets by providing support and other resources and training to Safe Futures community partners.
- Expanding an Innovative Web-based Healing Hub to Increase Accessibility to Resources, Community, and Healing Tools for Victims of Gender-Based Crimes