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Ketchikan Indian Community Tribal Victim Services Program Expansion Project

Award Information

Award #
2020-VO-GX-0091
Location
Congressional District
0
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2020
Total funding (to date)
$1,186,770

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $1,186,770)

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, Ketchikan Indian Community will: 1) Expand services for victims of crime to the communities of Metlakatla and Prince of Wales Island; 2) Determine community needs for victims of crime; 3) Provide case management, crisis intervention, cultural based healing practices, victim advocacy, and transportation; 4) Increase safety and restore balance, healing and harmony in victim’s lives; 5) Work collaboratively with the communities of Ketchikan, Metlakatla and Prince of Wales to achieve coordinated collaborative multidisciplinary victim-centered responses; 6) Identify the critical needs of crime victims of all ages and expand the program to fill in the gaps in the existing community response to crime; and 7) Provide critical support including crisis intervention, court accompaniment, safety planning, referrals and access to emergency assistance using a victim centered response. CA/NCF

Date Created: October 22, 2020