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Wilton Rancheria Victim Services Program

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Competitive Discretionary
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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $414,820)

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, Wilton Rancheria will develop and implement a new victim service program to serve all crime victims, with a special emphasis on child and elder victims. With this funding, Wilton Rancheria will pay for salary, benefits, travel, and supplies for a 1.0 FTE victim advocate. They will contract out for services that victims need but the advocate cannot provide (e.g. counseling, temporary housing, etc.) and will provide trainings for law enforcement and social workers on how to respond to victims of crime.

Date Created: October 22, 2020