Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $694,698)
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 award, The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation will expand and enhance their Tribal Victim Services Program to meet the needs of more victims of crime over a 4-year project period. The grantee will 1.) expand services to victims of elder abuse, child abuse and neglect, families after homicide, and LGBTQ survivors of crime using a multi-disciplinary team approach; 2.) expand the Healing Through Arts Program by adding a music therapy program; 3.) enhance access to legal services for victims of crime; 4.) develop a Mentoring Program to help victims work toward independence; and 5) continue to provide a comprehensive array of services for crime victims.