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Nisqually Victim Services Set Aside Formula Program

Award Information

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Funding Category
Competitive Discretionary
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $694,581)

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. With this funding, The Nisqually Indian Tribe will improve services provided to child victims of physical and sexual abuse, child sex trafficking, child pornography, and other online crimes against children over a four-year project period. The Nisqually Indian Tribe will hire one full-time Law Enforcement Based Victim Specialist who will identify crime victims and ensure coordination of services between law enforcement, the Victim Assistance Program, Indian Child Welfare, and Behavioral Health programs. The project will also include a needs assessment and planning process to identify system improvements and training of first responders and service providers. CA/NCF

Date Created: October 22, 2020