Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $898,003)
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, The Crow Tribe of Indians requested funding to enhance the program the Crow Domestic Violence Program which provides services to victims of domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking and stalking. With this funding, the Crow Tribe of Indians will: 1) Provide direct victim services, such as emergency shelter assistance, transitional housing assistance, counseling and dedicated advocacy; 2) Create and implement education and prevention outreach activities; and 3) Provide legal advice and representation to victims.